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The Art of Leadership - Nina Ellison EPISODE 9, 2nd June 2020
Serve first
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Serve first

Serve First: A Game Changing Soft Skill

Three potential outcomes of a leader learning to serve first:

1.      Those who serve first empower others to realize their potential. Having a leader that nurtures and inspires provides a safe environment for growth and development.

2.      Research continues to demonstrate that choosing to serve first has a positive impact not only in the way that teams flourish but also on how the companies or organization exceed expectations.

3.      Choosing to serve first has the potential for a positive influence on individuals, teams and beyond.. As organizations become healthier there is a positive impact within communities.  

The idea of serve first does not come naturally to everyone. But, the good news, is that it is a behavior that can be learned particularly as we see the benefits in our world today.

3 practical questions for you to consider if you desire to add this skill to your leadership soft skill toolkit.

First, ask yourself, “Who am I choosing to serve first?”

Second, ask yourself, “What outcomes do I see from those I serve?” 

Third, “What one way has my team flourished under the serve first model?”

Soft skills, like serve first, help clarify and refine your approach as you lead yourself and influence others.

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Coming soon, Game Changing Soft Skills, a six week course taking you deeper into the soft skills that impact 85% of what makes you a successful leader. You can find me at www.healthyleadership.online. More to come.

Thanks to Ron Harvey. He can be reached r.harvey@gcs.consulting

Notes:

n.d. (2016) Center for Servant Leadership. Retrieved from https://www.greenleaf.org/our-journey/

Northouse, P. (2019). Leadership: Theory and Practice. Los Angeles: Sage Publications