Servant Leaders begin with the natural feeling that One want to serve first versus the One who wants to lead first.  Servant Leaders identify and meet the needs of others.

Question:  Can you think of ways to lift the spirits of your colleagues?

Do you believe that those served grow as persons, do they while being served become healthier, wiser, freer, more autonomous, more likely themselves to become servants?

Key practices of the Servant Leader include:

  1. Self-Awareness
  2. Listening
  3. Changing the Pyramid
  4. Developing Your Colleagues
  5. Coaching, Not Controlling
  6. Unleashing the Energy and Intelligence of Others
  7. Exercising Foresight

Question:  Who might you mentor, making time to listen patiently and teach?

The Servant Leader is a person of character, puts people first, is a skilled communicator, is a compassionate collaborator, exercise foresight, is a systems thinker and leads with moral authority

Question:  What do think about these core competencies and where do you stand?

Serve first, leadership will follow!

If you want more information on Servant Leadership refer to Robert Greenleaf’s essay titled The Servant as Leader.

Tom Lyons

PCI Chief Financial Officer

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