The Servant Leader
A typical org chart shows the leader at the top of a pyramid with various levels of reporting arranged in a power hierarchy.
Another way to view an organization is the concept of the SERVANT-LEADER. Imagine the typical view turned upside-down. The leader is at the bottom of the pyramid and “reports” to the “people” above her or him.
This view illustrates the idea that the leader “works for” or “serves” those within her or his sphere. Imagine the kind of stewardship that such a view could promote. Far fewer business and political scandals . . . and, on a personal level, far more functional companies, happier families and vibrant communities.
How practical does “servant leader” feel to you? Have you ever experienced it?
Copyright 2009. E. B. Hutt Bush and Coaching for Results, Inc.