Back to Blog
People who are leaders first are too often those who naturally try to control, to make decisions, to give orders. They are driven to lead---, they want to be in charge. They're possessive about their leadership position. They think they own it. They don't like feedback because they see it as threatening their position. The one thing they want to hold on too. "What about leaders who are servants first? Leaders who are servants first will assume leadership only if they see it as the best way they can serve. They're called to lead, rather than driven, because they naturally want to be helpful. They aren't possessive about their leadership position. They view it as an act of stewardship, rather ownership. If someone else on the scene is a better leader, they're willing to partner with that person, or even step aside and find another role for themselves, where they can better serve. They don't have the need to hold on to a leaders role or position if it doesn't make sense from the perspective of service.