We are all leaders in some area of our lives. It could be at work, in our church, in our social groups, or in our homes. No matter the location, there are common principles required to be effective in all of them.
When we hire someone new to our organization, we train them to be a good technician. If they are among our best technicians, we promote them to leadership. Here’s where the breakdown begins… we trained them to be a technician; we tend to forget to train them to be leaders. This leads to people-problems, profit-loss, and a reduction in productivity.
We all understand the “carrot and sticks” approach to leadership and tend to use more sticks than carrots because everyone understands the uses of sticks—no training is needed. However, everyone’s carrot is different. If we would lead people and not just drive them, we have to get to know them—to understand what a carrot looks like to each of them. We have to treat them as we want to be treated. We have to know who is served in every decision we make.
A leader helps people and organizations reach their full potential… to reach their goals. Let me help you raise up the Servant-Leaders your organization needs to thrive.