Self-Serving or Servant Leader: Which are you?
This wonderful message comes from Blanchard and Hodges book “The Servant Leader.”
“The reality is that we are all self-serving to a degree because we came into this world with self-serving hearts. Is there anything more self-serving than a baby? A baby doesn’t come home from the hospital asking, “Can I help around the house?”
The journey of life is to move from a self-serving heart to a serving heart. You finally become an adult when you realize that life is about what you give, rather than what you get.
Every day leaders face hundreds of challenges to their intentions. Our adversary is waiting every day to get us to be ego-driven, to be self-serving. Every day we must re-calibrate our heart. You’ll never be able to say, “Now I’m a servant leader, and I’m never going to be self-serving.” We’re all going to be grabbed off course by our egos Just ask yourself, “How am I going to be today? Am I going to be self-serving? Or am I going to be a servant?”
To successfully combat temptations to be self-serving we need daily to surrender our motives and actions to Christ as our guide and role model for how we should lead.”
“No temptation has seized you that is not common to man. And God is faithful. He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.”- 1 Corinthians 10:13
This is an excellent book for anyone in any leadership position. To order a copy go here…