One of my CEO clients shared this fabulous quote with me once. Such a cracker!
Servant Leadership is not a new concept. Quite the contrary it is a couple of thousand years old. However leadership seemed to lose its way last century.
Ego, authority and power ruled. The list of CEOs leading companies at the centre of the Global Financial Crisis is a veritable who's who of Dominance Leadership. Look how that turned out!
But as often is the case these leadership practices that caused the GFC have ultimately led to us correcting how we lead with traits such as serving, humility, vulnerability, openness and honesty coming back to the fore.
All are critical to trust and as countless books and research articles show without trust leadership ceases to exist.
Trust is leadership's oxygen.