The truth is that the best leaders desire to serve others, not themselves. True servant leaders:
- Put others ahead of their own agenda.
- Possess the confidence to serve.
- Initiate service to others.
- Are not position-conscious.
- Serve out of love.
Servant leadership is never motivated by manipulation or self-promotion. In the end, the extent of your influence depends on the depth of your concern for others. That's why it's so important for leaders to be willing to serve.
From The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader by Dr. John C. Maxwell.
To lead is to serve,