Servant Leadership: The Creative Way to Build Shared Success Through Collaboration and Partnership
Exactly what is servant leadership?
Servant leadership isn’t about power or hierarchy. It’s about collaboration and partnership. And every organization needs leadership. We all know what happens to a ship when someone isn’t at the helm — it sinks.
Having a captain that stands at the helm and barks orders at everyone will get the job done. Sometimes, it’ll even get the job done well. The problem is that nobody is having any fun in that scenario. Nobody is communicating, learning, or sharing knowledge and responsibility. It doesn’t leave anyone any room to grow -- not for the deckhands, the captain, nor anyone in between.
You see, when “the boss” is the boss, it puts everyone beneath them—it doesn’t build teams, growth, or community.