What Is Servant Leadership? A Look at a Non-Traditional Form of Leadership

Being a leader isn't easy. It can be hard to find the balance between boss and coach, autonomy and authority, and project manager and motivator.

Servant leadership takes a new approach to traditional leadership methods and places the emphasis on leaders serving employees instead of themselves. Instead of micromanaging or focusing on an employee's task list, servant leaders build trust with their team members and seek to remove employee obstacles to success.

Practicing servant leadership doesn't mean projects won't get complete or that you'll lose authority. Instead, employee-manager relationships improve, employees are empowered to perform at their highest levels, and turnover and disengagement is reduced.  

Everyone can be a servant leader - it just takes some practice! In this infographic, you'll get a quick rundown of characteristics of a servant leader and how to put them into practice. You'll also learn:

  • The key differences between a traditional leader and servant leader

  • How to become a servant leader

  • Practices for better relationship management

  • The benefits of servant leadership

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