Servant leadership is a leadership style that focuses on serving those you lead. It’s not always easy, but it can help managers increase employee engagement and strengthen their own sense of purpose.
Servant leadership means serving those you lead.
Servant leaders focus on the needs of their teams, not themselves. They care about the well-being of their team members. They want their teams to grow and learn.
Focusing on the well-being of others will help you strengthen your own.
- Servant leadership means serving those you lead.
- It’s not about focusing on your own needs and goals, but on the needs of others.
- This can mean making sure they have what they need to do their job well and be happy at work, or it can mean supporting them with personal challenges (like an illness).
- It also means focusing on the needs of the group, the team, the community – even if that means making difficult decisions that may not be immediately popular with everyone.
Purposefulness is good for the employees and the company.
A servant leadership style is right for you if you want to help your employees find meaning. Purpose is important to both employees and the company because it inspires people to be more engaged, which leads to greater productivity. Increased productivity, in turn, leads to happier customers who stay with your brand longer and ultimately helps your business thrive.
It’s not always easy to be selfless.
In the workplace, a servant leader is always attentive to the needs of others. This can be difficult to achieve in an environment where leaders are expected to make decisions that benefit the company rather than themselves. It can be difficult to put the needs of others ahead of your own, especially when you feel like doing so is giving up your own power and control.
Servant leaders also worry about whether their actions will be perceived as selfish rather than selfless – a common concern among servant leaders who have been burned in previous managerial positions where they have been accused of being “too soft” on co-workers without that there is real evidence for this claims. They may worry that they won’t be viewed as strong leaders because their behavior doesn’t conform to culturally accepted standards of what it means for a leader to behave like a leader (i.e., making quick decisions without the input of others consider). Additionally, servant leaders may fear that putting the needs of others ahead of their own when it comes to performance reviews or promotions within the organization will have negative repercussions—for example, if someone else is promoted above them, even though they were work harder than everyone else on the team all year round!
Learn how to become more selfless with digital coaching.
Digital coaching is a way to improve your leadership skills through the use of technology. It can help you become more selfless while also making your employees and colleagues feel valued, heard, and understood.
Digital coaching uses video conferencing software to allow executives to meet with coaches at any time. Sessions are recorded so leaders can go back and review them later if they need help understanding what went wrong at their last meeting or advice on how to improve their approach for upcoming ones.
Digital coaching offerings are available for all types of business environments, from small businesses whose CEOs are trying servant leadership for the first time, to larger organizations where leaders have been using it for years
How can you begin leading servanthood now?
- Start by asking yourself what you can do for others.
- Then ask those around you how they would like to be helped.
- Begin to practice servant leadership in your team and with your organization as a whole.
Being a Servant Leader is good for you, your team, and the company itself.
Being a servant leader is good for you, your team, and the company itself. Servant leaders are focused on the well-being of others, so by definition they are more likely to find meaning in their work. They also tend to have higher levels of job satisfaction and organizational engagement than non-serving leaders (EQ: Emotional Intelligence Quotient)*.
Being a servant leader can be difficult at times as it requires you to step out of your comfort zone. However, with digital coaching from CEL Education Group’s Certified Life Coaches™, who offer one-on-one coaching sessions via phone or video chat, you can learn new skills to become a more effective servant leader in your organization.
Servant leadership is a powerful and effective way to lead. There are numerous advantages for you, your team and your organization. Servant leadership helps you connect with those around you on a deeper level, which leads to better relationships and working relationships among employees. By putting others first, leaders can feel more connected to their teams, which in turn helps them see themselves in a new light!
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