Have you asked yourself that question recently? If not, I encourage you to do so today and to reflect on how you perceive your own leadership style. Leaders all too often spend too much time evaluating others instead of taking the time to reflect on themselves and find out where they need to improve. Here are some questions to ask yourself:
- Do I put the needs of others before my own?
- Do I put the needs of the organization before my own?
- Am I seeking the approval of others at the expense of making tough decisions?
- Am I trying to be liked instead of confronting difficult employees?
- Do I genuinely care about the needs of the people I lead?
These questions are just scratching the surface, but asking and answering them is a great start toward becoming a better leader. In the coming weeks I will be sharing a series of posts on the topic of servant leadership and what it means to be a servant leader. More people and organizations could be transformed if we had more leaders who embraced and lived out the principles of servant leadership.