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Is a Servant Leadership Style Right For You?

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Servant leadership is a style of management that focuses on serving those you lead. It’s not always easy, but it can help managers increase employee engagement and boost their own sense of purpose.

Servant leadership is about serving those you lead.

Servant leaders are focused on the needs of their teams, as opposed to themselves. They are concerned about the well being of their team members. They want their teams to grow and learn.

Focusing on others’ well-being helps you boost your own.

  • Servant leadership is about serving those you lead.
  • It’s not about focusing on your own needs and goals, but rather on the needs of others.
  • That can mean making sure they have what they need to do their jobs well and be happy at work, or it can mean supporting them through personal challenges (like an illness).
  • It also means focusing on the needs of the group, team, community—even if that means making tough decisions that might not be popular with everyone right away.

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Feeling a sense of purpose is good for employees and the company.

A servant leadership style is right for you if you want to help employees feel a sense of purpose. Purpose is important for both employees and the company, as it inspires people to be more engaged, which leads to increased productivity. In turn, increased productivity leads to happier customers who stay with your brand longer, and ultimately helps your business flourish.

It’s not always easy being selfless.

In the workplace, a Servant Leader is always mindful of the needs of others. This can be challenging to achieve in an environment where leaders are expected to make decisions that benefit the company and not themselves. It can be hard to put other people’s needs ahead of yours, especially if you feel like you’re giving up your own power and control by doing so.

Servant Leaders also worry about whether or not their actions are perceived as selfish rather than selfless—a common concern among Servant Leaders who have been burned in previous leadership positions where they were accused of being “too soft” on employees without any real evidence supporting these claims. They may worry that they aren’t being seen as strong leaders because their behavior doesn’t match up with culturally accepted standards for what it means for a leader to act like one (i.e., making fast decisions without considering anyone else’s input). In addition, Servant Leaders may worry that putting others’ needs ahead of their own will result in negative consequences when it comes time for performance reviews or promotions within the organization—for example, if someone else gets promoted over them even though they’ve been working harder than anyone else on the team all year long!

Learn how to be more selfless with digital coaching.

Digital coaching is a way to improve your leadership skills through the use of technology. It can help you learn how to be more selfless while making your employees and colleagues feel valued, heard and understood.

Digital coaching uses video conferencing software to allow leaders to meet with coaches at any time they want. The sessions are recorded, so leaders can go back and watch them later if they need help understanding what went wrong during their last meeting or want advice on how they can improve their approach in upcoming ones.

Digital coaching services are available for all kinds of business settings—from small companies whose CEOs are trying out servant leadership for the first time all the way up through larger enterprises where executives have been using this method for years now

How can you start using servant leadership right now?

  • Start by asking yourself what you can do for others.
  • Then, ask the people around you how they would like to be helped.
  • Begin practicing servant leadership on your team and with your company as a whole.

Being a servant leader is good for you, your team and the company itself.

Being a servant leader is good for you, your team and the company itself. Servant leaders focus on others’ well-being, so by definition they are more likely to feel a sense of purpose in their work. They also tend to have higher levels of job satisfaction and organizational commitment than non-servant leaders (EQ: Emotional Intelligence Quotient)*.

Being a servant leader can be difficult at times as it requires that you step outside your comfort zone. However, with digital coaching from CEL Education Group’s Certified Life Coaches™—who offer one-on-one coaching sessions via phone or video chat—you can learn new skills to become an effective servant leader in your organization.

Conclusion

Servant leadership is a powerful and effective way to lead. There are numerous benefits for both yourself and your team, as well as your organization. Servant leadership helps you connect with those around you on a deeper level, leading to better relationships and working relationships between employees. By putting others first, leaders can feel more connected with their teams which in turn helps them see themselves in a new light too!


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Anna Papadopoulos
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