quote by Robert K. Greenleaf

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. That person is sharply different from one who is leader first.

— Robert K. Greenleaf

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Servant leader quote A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decis

A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others.

Good leaders must first become good servants.

Good leaders must first become good servants.

Servant leader quote Be a leader by example. Be confident and humble. Love the unloved.

Be a leader by example. Be confident and humble. Love the unloved.

A Godly leader ... finds strength by realizing his weakness finds authority by being under authority finds direction by laying down his plans finds vision by seeing the needs of others finds credibility by being an example finds loyalty by expressing compassion finds honor by being faithful finds greatness by being a servant

Servant-leader ship is all about making the goals clear and then rolling your sleeves up and doing whatever it takes to help people win. In that situation, they don't work for you, you work for them.

The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say 'I'.

They don't think 'I'. They think 'we'; they think 'team'.

Servant leader quote The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The l

The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.

The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.

Where there is not community, trust, respect, ethical behavior are difficult for the young to learn and for the old to maintain.

The servant leader is servant first. It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve.

Servant leader quote A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn't like the tune.

A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn't like the tune.

Ego can’t sleep. It micro-manages. It disempowers. It reduces our capability. It excels in control.

...the best leaders are servant leaders - they serve those they lead.

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.

Servant leader quote Leaders don't force people to follow. They invite others on a journey.

Leaders don't force people to follow. They invite others on a journey.

I pray to be a good servant to God, a father, a husband, a son, a friend, a brother, an uncle, a good neighbor, a good leader to those who look up to me, a good follower to those who are serving God and doing the right thing.

Who then is the greatest leader? The one who has served the most.

Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve.

Servant leader quote A leader is someone who demonstrates what's possible.

A leader is someone who demonstrates what's possible.

You only need a heart full of grace

Bosses push, Leaders pull. Real leadership is servant leadership.

Servant-leadership is more than a concept, it is a fact.

Any great leader, by which I also mean an ethical leader of any group, will see herself or himself as a servant of that group and will act accordingly.

Servant leader quote He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.

He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.

The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.

The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.

I don't necessarily have to like my players and associates but as their leader I must love them. Love is loyalty, love is teamwork, love respects the dignity of the individual. This is the strength of any organization.

According to [the Bible], a leader is first and foremost a servant.

His concern is not for himself; his concern is not to give orders, to boss other people around, to have his own way. His concern is to meet the needs of others.

Servant leader quote Successful leaders understand that true power comes not from exercising control,

Successful leaders understand that true power comes not from exercising control, but from empowering others.

I chose to take the oath of office with my personal copy of the Bhagavad Gita because its teachings have inspired me to be a servant-leader, dedicating my life in the service of others and to my country.

While big-business leaders and firms can be highly productive, servants of consumers in a free market economy, they are also all too often, seekers after subsidies, contracts, privileges, or cartels furnished by big government. Often, business lobbyists and leaders are the sparkplugs for the statist, interventionist system.

Organizations exist to serve. Period. Leaders live to serve. Period.

Servant leader quote Leaders aren't born. They are made. And they are made just like anything else, t

Leaders aren't born. They are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.

Life is special when you reach out beyond yourself to be a true servant leader for others.

Serving others prepares you to lead others.

There is but one just use of power and it is to serve people.

Servant leader quote Victims love entertainment, leaders love education.

Victims love entertainment, leaders love education.

Socialism would gather all power to the supreme party and party leaders, rising like stately pinnacles above their vast bureaucracies of civil servants no longer servants, no longer civil.

Under our form of government, the source of authority is supposed to be We the people. Not the slaves of a King. Our elected leaders are supposed to be public servants and not private masters.

If you wish to be a leader you will be frustrated, for very few people wish to be led. If you aim to be a servant you will never be frustrated.

Servant leader quote Do everything you ask of those you lead.

Do everything you ask of those you lead.

Today America lost a great elder statesman, a committed public servant, and leader of the Senate. And today I lost a treasured friend. Ted Kennedy was an iconic, larger than life United States senator whose influence cannot be overstated. Many have come before, and many will come after, but Ted Kennedy's name will always be remembered as someone who lived and breathed the United States Senate and the work completed within its chamber.

How could there be any difference between The Messenger and me? I am his slave, his servant, his son. He is the leader, the only spokesman for the Black Muslims.

He who is the servant of all is their true master.

He never becomes a leader in whose love there is a consideration of high or low. He whose love knows no end and never stops to consider high or low has the whole world lying at his feet.

The guide, the guru, the leader, the teacher, has passed away;

the boy, the student, the servant, is left behind.

It's really hard to be a servant leader because we come into this world as a baby in a self-survival mode. Life is a journey toward service.

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