Ten Characteristics of Servant Leadership

Last week’s Minute introduced the servant leader concept developed by Robert Greenleaf. One of his fundamental premises is that organizations have a unique opportunity to create transformative company cultures that support individuals’ well-being and growth. It comes as no surprise that many servant leadership companies are frequently honored on “Best Places to Work” lists.

Food for Thought ~

Here are the ten characteristics of servant leadership:

  • Listening
  • Empathy
  • Awareness
  • Conceptualization
  • Persuasion
  • Healing
  • Commitment to the Growth of People
  • Foresight
  • Stewardship
  • Building Community

Question of the day ~

Which of the servant leader characteristics are your strengths?