Do people say you are the leader you believe you are?

Have you ever wondered what people say about you when you are not there? This is a powerful, yet disturbing question. When we sit back and think about it, it can cause or minds to wonder and create worries that are not true. On the other hand, the reality is that others will judge you as a leader. Leaders should be judged by how their team acts and behaves when they are not present. That is a mark of the effectiveness of your leadership. Although it is a large pill to swallow, the ability to accept that realization is what separates good leadership from great leadership. The pinnacle of great leadership is the servant leader. Servant Leaders rise above the rest by how they lead. They lead through serving others.

"Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve." -- Martin Luther King Jr.

Servant leaders will always take less credit then what they deserve and more blame then what they should take. Their focus is not on what is in their best interest, but rather what is in their teams best interest. Their greatest investment is in the future significance of others. The invest influence to help others strive for significance. Servant Leaders are more excited about what their team accomplishes then what they accomplish because they serve their teams.
Servant leaders are significant in three ways:
1. The greatest test of a servant leader is when they are missing and their team moves forward as if they were there.

2. The effectiveness of a servant leader is measured by how successful their team is when they move on.

3. The legacy of a servant leader is illustrated by the significance of people they have influenced.

Servant leadership is a choice. Be the leader you were born to become!

"The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one who gets the people to do the greatest things." -- Ronald Reagan


About the Author:

Coach Bob Reish is the President and Certified Business Coach of Bob Reish Business Coaching LLC and partnered with FocalPoint Business Coaching International powered by Brian Tracy. He has a wealth of experience in business coaching and corporate training, amassing more than 12,000 hours of coaching and training with over 7,000 professionals and business owners. He is the author of, “If You Are Selling Cookies, I’m Interested!”

Throughout his career, Coach Bob has established and maintained strong relationships with professionals from a wide variety of companies, including Bankers Life, Farmers Insurance, LegalShield, Holiday Inn, WFG Financial, Realty One Executives, and Edward Jones Financial. The principle that governs his work is when we change the way we think, we will change our world.


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