“I’m so sick of leadership.” This person wasn’t criticizing me, or my friends, or church leaders, or community leaders. He was sick of the books, podcasts and teachings on leadership.
“We don’t need more leaders. We need more servants.”
But leaders are servants. That’s Greenleaf, the classic leadership text even in the business world.
What if leadership and servanthood were not opposites but different tracks that run parallel. How might that change our view? Sure, some people want to lead because they want the power, the prestige, the influence, the money, you name it. Those who actually lead know that only the few walk in that rarified air.
The rest of us coach youth sports. Volunteer in the cafeteria, serve hot meals, lead committees at church, try to make good decisions for our families. And each of us is served by becoming a better leader. We wear different hats, we have different personas in different situations.