Servant-Leader Insights, Part 2

Thursday, November 12, 2009 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Matthew 23:11 But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. 12 And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted

Leadership is rooted in serving—not just the concept of serving. Serving provides both moral and practical authority for personal leadership. How can we effectively lead other servants and direct their tasks, if we have not served? How can we exercise the proper level of authority if we do not have enough experience in serving to be sensitive to people and their challenges?

You are serving when you are:
  1. Inconvenienced by an assignment or task
  2. Doing things that do not fit within your “comfort zone”
  3. Assisting senior leaders with tasks or providing personal aid
  4. Not getting to do want you would prefer to do
  5. Taking time out for items that have little to no bearing on your preferences
  6. Casting down imaginations and inner arguments against doing the service
  7. Choosing to help others at your own expense
  8. And more...