Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Thanks for the Servant Leadership!

Thanks for the Servant Leadership!
Dan Sanker
President & CEO at CaseStack, Inc.

As we approach the end of the year, it seems like a good time to thank members of your team for another year of servant leadership. 

Robert Greenleaf, founder of the modern servant leadership movement, explained:

"It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead. That person is sharply different from one who is leader first, perhaps because of the need to assuage an unusual power drive or to acquire material possessions…  The leader-first and the servant-first are two extreme types. Between them there are shadings and blends that are part of the infinite variety of human nature." 

Unlike top-down hierarchical leadership styles, servant leadership emphasizes collaboration, trust and empathy.  The servant leader is an individual who is a servant first, making the conscious decision to lead in order to better serve others, not to increase his/her own power. The objective is to enhance the growth of individuals in the organization and increase teamwork and personal involvement. Studies have shown that servant led organizations produce better results.  The organizations grow faster because they take better care of their customers' needs. 

So, as our organization moves into another year of rapid growth; it seems like a good time to thank my team for serving their teams and our customers' needs. 

Edited by: Lawyer Asad

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