What time do you start being a servant-leader?
When you get to the office in the morning?
When you get home from the office in the evening?
When you are volunteering on the weekend?
I trust the answer is “yes” to all these questions.
By most accounts, servant leadership is a 24/7 thing. It’s an approach that is applicable in all aspects of life.
That would mean a servant-leader acts the same at the office as at home. That would mean a servant-leader treats family and friends the same as coworkers and clients. That would mean a servant-leader listens to the wait staff in a restaurant as respectfully as to the Queen of England.
The Queen of England?
OK, I may be getting carried away.
But in any event, I am not carried away when I say that servant-leaders strive for integrity.
In addition to honesty, integrity means the state of being whole or undivided. The best servant-leaders I’ve known live whole lives of servant leadership. Servant leadership is integrated into all they do.
So, if asked “what time do you start being a servant-leader,” you might answer, “all the time.”
What do you think? Am I making things too simplistic? Have I gotten carried away?
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