What is Servant Leadership?

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How do we define servant leadership?

Servant Leadership is the practice of leading others by putting their needs before the leader’s needs.

Servant leadership is the only authentic form of leadership. After all, if you’re not serving others, you are self-serving and that is not leadership.

Servant leadership is not subservient leadership. Servant leaders meet the needs of all their stakeholders, not the desires of a few. For more on this, see the common myths of servant-leadership.