Servant leadership, as it is defined by the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership, is a philosophy and set of practices that enriches the lives of individuals, builds better organizations, and ultimately creates a more just and caring world.
A servant leader knows that the best create and maintain happy, loyal customers or members who gladly refer us to others is to ensure that we have happy, loyal team members. Thus, a servant leader makes caring for and serving her employees her top priority.
A servant leader works to meet the legitimate needs of people on her team, which includes professional growth. Thus, a servant leader sets clear expectations and inspires high levels performance.
The servant leader also works to help team members to be happy, to grow personally, and to become highly effective servant leaders themselves.
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