Servant-leaders respect their employees, encourage open communication, demonstrate honesty and seek consensus whenever possible. They don’t use their power to intimidate or create fear. Those clinging to “my way or the highway” management should tap into the knowledge and insight of authors Rayna Schroeder, Jim Henkelman-Bahn and Jackie Bahn-Henkelman. Their workbook, published by the nonprofit Gabriel Center for Servant-Leadership, explains the components of servant-leadership and offers helpful exercises and scenarios. Adopting the noble objectives of servant-leadership requires commitment and a specific mind-set, but the benefits are profound and undeniable. getAbstract recommends this wise guide to leaders at all levels and to those who wish to lead.
About the Authors
Rayna Schroeder is the chief encouragement officer of Joy of Life Coaching. Jim Henkelman-Bahn and Jackie Bahn-Henkelman own Bahn-Henkelman Consultants. Rev. Katherine Elberfeld founded the nonprofit Gabriel Center for Servant-Leadership where her son, Mark Elberfeld, is president. The center originally published this book in three volumes entitled Leading With Skill and Spirit: The Servant-Leader Journey.
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5 years agoI’m a firm believer in the inverted pyramid of management, where the management team’s main job is to support, nurture and encourage the team.
6 years agoGreat summary and helpful behaviors highlighted. Respect, honesty, open communication and seeking input to gain mutual understanding.