Last week, I was waiting on the arrival of someone and took the opportunity to write a few anagrams. Here’s one of the anagrams:
Trust of someone who
Has a burning desire to help you succeed.
It takes patience and practice to
Connect as a
Servant leader…just go for it! © Jo Ann M. Radja
Servant Leadership has been followed by many companies for quite some time, yet it is not a mainstream management method in most companies. Servant Leadership is a way of getting to know the people who work for you so that you can assist them in their success. An outward example is a company that provides an on-site day-care facility.
Two months ago, I posted a blog on mindfulness entitled, “A Phone Call.” Underlying the theme of mindfulness is servant leadership. What it means is that when I serve you by more fully understanding you, your role, and its impact to the team, group or department, I serve myself as a leader. I am not a successful leader unless the team succeeds. Whatever may stand in the way of the team’s success is also standing in the way of the leader’s success. This dependency cannot be understated.
Treating each other as a customer is another perspective of understanding servant leadership. Why do you trust your team members? Why do you trust your leader? What can you do if the level of trust is poor? How do you convey to others that they have damaged the trust relationship? How would you want someone to speak to you about rebuilding trust in the workplace?
Trust, mindfulness and servant leadership in today’s workplace is sought by many people because most people want to be engaged in what they do. You were hired to perform a service, whether to someone inside your company, or outside of your company. As we approach the beginning of the Fall Season at the end of this week, whatever service you provide, let it be Who You Want to be Known As. Enjoy your week as you FALL forward!
“Jo Ann” M. Radja, Career Management Coach & Change Agent