Friday, December 30, 2016
SERVANT LEADERSHIP: IN A POLITICIAN’S OFFICE
The servant-leader is servant first, it begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first, as opposed to, wanting power, influence, fame or wealth.
Listening >> when serving people, politicians should make time to give us their full attention, avoid interrupting us before we are done speaking and then proceed to give us the necessary feedback on what was said.
Persuasion >> it is always nice when people of great power and influence use persuasion as a tool to encourage us to take action rather than their authority to force an idea or opinion on us. There is always respect and admiration for leaders that take time to talk to us and inspire us.
Conceptualization >> this particular characteristics is said to relate to one’s ability to dream greater dreams or to look beyond the day-to-day realities to the bigger picture. We can’t just talk about the problems, we should need to find solutions.
Commitment to the growth of people >> the leader spends time talking to us about growth in the office and gives us constructive criticisms. The best part of our appraisal sessions with the leader is that he does not just tell us what’s wrong with our work but helps us find a way to do things better. In other words, he/she is the sort of leader that tries to bring out the potential in you.
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