Legacy: to make a lasting contribution in the world
How do you define success? For you, is it good enough to build a profitable business and achieve life goals like a good house, good schools for your kids, and a comfortable retirement? It is true that these are perfectly normal and healthy marks of success for many people, but there is a higher standard for servant leaders.
The measure of successful servant leadership has to consider our service and leadership, both of which necessarily involve people outside of ourselves. If we are the only ones benefited by our success, then we have failed in both service and leadership because we have served no one but ourselves and, having reached the end, found that no one is truly following us. [Read more…]