Servant leadership methods are intrinsically motivating and can boost productivity, profitability, morale, and team member retention rates.
Servant Leadership is not at all a new concept. We have read numerous, remarkable stories in the scripture of many great characters who lived their lives to serve others. So, this noble idea was always there but the phrase ‘Servant Leadership’ came into existence in 1970 when Robert Greenleaf created it in his essay on the Servant as Leader.
Servant Leadership culture has been an option within organizational management for a long time, with many organizations adopting this leadership style to improve their team’s performance. There are many areas in the organization that benefit from the concept of servant leadership. But what are the key reasons that lead to management adopting a servant leadership style in many successful organizations?
Have you ever heard the saying hindsight is 20/20? For most of us, when we look back on our lives we will often reflect on times where we wished we would have handled things differently or taken heed to advice from those around us. Living close to Houston, I am a bandwagon Houston Rockets fan. There is something special about going to a live game that taps into all your senses. Vibrant colors, thundering music, the smell of popcorn, and of course the comradery of countless cheering fans rallying their team to victory.
With the ever-evolving corporate landscape, there is a huge transformation in the way organizations operate, the behavior of team members and leadership tactics. These days, people assuming leadership roles are mostly from Generation X. This generation was born in the 1980s, have witnessed 2008’s global financial crisis, high corporate layoffs, and witnessed toxic leadership styles from their parents, etc. As a result, emerging leaders understand the importance of empathy, as well as serving peers, while leading them.
During this uncertain time of the pandemic, our lives have gone through a major upheaval. While organizations are struggling to sustain in the market, it is important to take care of and boost the confidence of your internal stakeholders and your employees. For leaders, this is a testing time to utilize the best of your leadership skills and bring the best out of your team members. How to be self-confident and boost the confidence of your team is a major challenge for every leader. Here are some tips to smoothly sail through these unprecedented times.
I recently read an article that highlighted leadership principles that were identified during a 1948 leadership study! As I was reading the article, I could not help but draw a correlation between these time tested principles and Etech’s leadership character commitments. Take a look, and see for yourself!
Has your executive team somehow become stagnant? Does it seem like the industry is moving at a faster pace than your company? How can you stay ahead in this competitive business environment? Regardless of the motivation behind wanting to grow your business, it’s important to have a plan for progress. An Executive Development Plan (EDP) is a critical tool in your Executive tool belt.