“Be of service. Whether you make yourself available to a friend or co-worker, or you make time every month to do volunteer work, there is nothing that harvests more of a feeling of empowerment than being of service to someone in need.” Gillian Anderson
An awareness of servant leadership is more prevalent now than in years past. Articles, books, blog posts and more address the empowerment of such leadership.
Among the numerous qualities of servant leadership, a few qualities are worth noting because they make a difference for all leaders.
1) Empathy: the ability to understand and sympathize with others produces active listeners and exemplifies the heart of leadership.
2) Build community: true spiritual development begins and ends in community, a community God designed in the church.
3) Commitment to people: few areas demonstrate quality leadership more than a commitment to assist in the betterment of others.
4) Stewards: good stewardship involves more than money; it includes a stewardship of time and ability, as well as, resources.
Leaders who serve, follow the example of Christ and set an example that changes the world.