Because of my actions, other people will be better at who they are.
That is the first line of my mission declaration (previously titled my mission manifesto.) As I was reading The Science of Service by Mark Colgate, I came across some interesting insights from Robert Greenleaf(pg 80.) I had always thought that servant leadership was a fuzzy concept that people talked about when they wanted to describe an altruistic leader. I realize now that Robert Greenleaf researched this type of leader. He even explains that “A servant-leader focuses primarily on the growth and well-being of people and the communities to which they belong.“
Not everyone needs to be a servant leader. It is a choice in how you want to lead. You may want to be a leader that conquers. You may be a leader that innovates or a leader that wants to have people remember you in this world. Whatever leader you chose to be, be intentional about your choice and don’t compromise who you are.
For myself, I want to be a leader who has the growth and well-being of people in mind.