Who are Leaders and who are Servants?
These terms are often misunderstood. Leadership is often misunderstood with a different meaning more so in a political climate. One becomes a Leader, through his/her intentions are to lead effectively and thus being recognized as a LEADER and simultaneously ensure to follow the universally acceptable ways of living.
We find that leaders are autocratic, and follow a hierarchical way of leadership, which is however slowly changing today. We find that leaders working as also servants, will contribute both for his/her personal growth as well as the growth of the organization they belong to. A combination of individual and community team work paves way for better decision making sense with ethical and caring behaviour.
This can precisely termed as SERVANT-LEADERSHIP which is a way to use both Power and authority together.
What Servant-Leaders should think of?
- A Servant-Leader always thinks that the power and authority vested in him/her is only to help others grow and not to command any one or to misuse their means. This should ultimately help in the development of the society.
- A Servant-Leader should promote group oriented approach to analyse a problem and should think that decision making is a tool for further strengthening the organization, and ultimately lead to the development of society at large.
- A Servant-Leader should ensure that a consensus is arrived in contrast to the top-down form of leadership. This in turn would reverse the hierarchical pyramid form of set, meaning that the Servant-Leader always works towards fulfillment of the needs of his/her employees, customers, constituents and community and of-course the company.