“If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.” – Margaret Thatcher


Why do some leaders not SERVE? Are they too proud? Are they… you can fill in the rest. I once heard an adage that stated, “It is very hard to give or receive anything with a closed hand.” That statement can also be said for those who have a closed heart, and I believe that the heart is the core of servant leadership.

I believe that servant leadership is becoming more and more hard to find. Too often in our “me” world, the idea of serving is beneath us. Why is that? We live in a society where we want to satisfy ourselves before others. Servant leadership is one of those concepts that you can only see the result of. Many talk, but the essence of servant leadership is always seen.

The concept of serving takes humility. It can never be about us. Let’s put off the self and lead through serving.


©2017 J Clay Norton