The Five Practices Of A Servant Leader

1445 Words Sep 27th, 2015 6 Pages
Servant leadership is a set of practices that enriches the lives of people, builds better organizations, and ultimately builds a more just and caring world. People are not usually pre-destined to be a servant or leader, rather it is an individual’s choice to serve or lead. The perception of what a leader looks like is often mis-understood. Leaders are often viewed as a President, King or Queen, top executive in business or the highest religious leader, such as the Pope. In contrast, leaders can be found at the highest and lowest ranks throughout government, royal staff, in business, and religious organizations. Leadership is everyone’s business. To be an effective leader no matter the position we must follow the same practices. The five practices of a servant leader are Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, and Encourage the Heart (Leadership Challenge, Kouves and Posner). Jesus Christ taught us using these same five practices. We must live by the motto of “Love All, Serve All” and put others before ourselves to become the greatest leaders.
• Vocation or calling:
Your vocation or calling is not one specific magical job, but rather your unique talents, gifts, and capabilities or your personality type that drive you to do a job.(Artofmanliness finding your calling). Vocation does not come from willfulness, it comes from listening. I must listen and understand myself before I can represent anything real in the world no matter my…
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