Leadership Of A Servant Leader Essay

1211 WordsSep 27, 20165 Pages
1. Leadership is maximizing team output through shared goal setting, accountability and support. 2. Leadership influences during my career come from the highest end culinary “servant leaders” from all four military services, the White House, Department of Homeland Security and civilian catering companies. On the contrary, these were not the “leadership term of the day” servant leaders (bosses who try to serve the people who work for them). These are servants whom, thru a life of service, now lead with the true and natural desire to not only expertly serve others (to include directly serving the President, Vice President, Department/DOD Secretaries, Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, Military Service Chief’s, and their senior leaders) but to sincerely serve the people that work for them. Hence, these servants didn’t start off as leaders. “The servant-leader is servant first… It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead.” Wikipedia – Servant Leadership. 3. The servant leaders who influenced me were specialists at providing service and leadership under unfair conditions. These leaders developed in an environment where no one cared or noticed you as long as you perform the job. An environment where the goal has been just that, not to be noticed, because being notice means you failed. It does not matter how menial the job is, how repetitive, how demeaning, you just get it done. Over time, due to
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