In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast Todd Adkins and Barnabas Piper are joined by Kevin Spratt to discuss what is servant leadership and how leaders can grow in that area. It is a phrase that gets used often but is rarely defined or exemplified clearly. That is the goal of this episode.
- How would you define servant leadership?
- What are the marks of servant leadership that differ from stereotypical “A-type” leadership?
- How can someone accurately self-evaluate whether they are leading in a serving way?
- Who are some of the best models of Servant leadership you have seen?
- What are practical steps people can take to grow in a spirit and habits of serving rather than commanding?
“It’s a posture as much as anything else.”
“You came into this world self serving and hopefully you go out a little less self serving.”
“Everyone loves to talk about servant leadership until someone treats them like one.”
“Whose good are your working for – the mission and those you lead or yourself?”
“Does the leader share praise?”
“For a self-serving leader their status or turf is threatened by feedback.”
“As a leader you stewarding vision and people.”
“Being a servant and being weak are not in any way synonymous.”
“Are you too prideful to clean a toilet?”
“Am I really willing to be held accountable to someone?”
“Pride is the sister of fear.”
“So often we want to take intentionality out of relationship.”
“Give explicit permission to one or two people to shoot you down.”
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