Business Sense | The philosophy of a servant leader – Times-Standard

What is the goal of any business leader? The simple answer is to lead your team to high productivity with high morale, all while delivering world class customer service. How is this accomplished? Another simple answer, by being a servant leader.

The philosophy of a servant leader means you essentially invert the organizational chart. The senior leadership team is now on the bottom of the organizational chart and is the support system for the teams they oversee.  A servant leader empowers their employees, ensures that their teams have all the training and resources they need to succeed and asks them frequently “What can I do to help set you up for success?”

A servant leader empowers their team. As leaders, we go out and search for talented people to join our teams and then make the mistake of micromanaging the talent you have selected. Talented people don’t want to be micromanaged, they want to work independently showcasing the talents they bring…

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