“Leaders strengthen credibility by demonstrating that they are not in it for themselves; instead, they have the interests of the institution, department, or team and its constituents at heart. Being a servant may not be what many leaders had in mind when they choose to take responsibility for the vision and direction of their organization or team, but serving others is the most glorious and rewarding of all leadership tasks.” — James Kouzes and Barry Posner
I know I have posted several times about the idea of servant leadership. However, when I read the quote above, I could not help but see the power of finding a secular source that identifies a Biblical truth.
We need to examine the necessity of being servants in our leadership. By such action, we demonstrate how others are more important than ourselves and that we see their needs above our own.
I do not intend to reiterate areas we have already discussed, but we change lives when we show them we are willing to “wash their feet.”