Servant Leadership

“Vulnerability is based on mutuality and requires boundaries and trust. It’s not oversharing, it’s not purging, it’s not indiscriminate disclosure.  Vulnerability is about sharing our feelings and our experiences with people who have earned the right to hear them.”

Leadership is about empowering others. When the best leader’s work is done, people will say: we did it ourselves. (Lao Tzu)

Your greatest success comes when others around you benefit so much from your presence that they not only succeed beyond where you are, but may not even realize the role you played in their success — nor do you tell them.

 In developing the skills of servant leadership I constantly keep people in mind and pass on opportunities or ideas that can help them, I practice authenticity, I tell people the truth even if it is hard for them to hear and focus on allowing relationships to change form if that is what needs to happen while keeping in mind that the most important factor is that I am a positive influence in that person’s life. Recently I’ve run into a roadblock, I’m feeling too porous – giving too much.

Now I understand I need to be more discerning who I open myself to.