How much of leadership is service? Maybe a better question is, how much should it be?
It is not unusual to struggle with serving and being served. As we progress as leaders, it can feel as if we need to be served a bit more. We have people report to us. We have responsibilities and levels of authority. And yet, at the heart of it all, isn't what high performance leaders do most is serve?
We serve our mission. We serve our goals. And, most importantly, we serve our people. Team members, customers, constituents, peers, leaders...we serve our community.
When we do that, it suddenly all makes much more sense.
The strongest motivator is service to others.
Are you ready to serve? How will you serve your people today?
-- doug smith