Magda Nieto

Designing and living Experiences

The Servant: A Simple Story About the True Essence of Leadership October 13, 2011

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Hi again!

It´s been a while, sorry for this, seems that I keep broking my promises, for that reason I have decided not to promise anything again and will try to write as much as I can when the time and inspiration comes to my mind.

The reason of this article is to share with you a book that came to my hands in a situation that I need it the most. Is not the time to give into detail but I have to say that it was a time that the trust in my professional self was not that high. The Servant, a simple story about the true essence of leadership by James C. Hunter (Click here to go to the book), as my dad described it, is a book that you have to keep next to you pillow to be able to read it every day to become that perfect LEADER that yourself, your people, your employees, your company, your community need you to be.

I’m not going to tell you what is about; as if a gift for you to read over and over to become that great leader. But I will write what the author describes the characteristics of what a Leader should be.

Patience:                                           Show self-control

Affability:                                           Pay attention, appreciate and encourage

Humility:                                            Be authentic, without pretensions or arrogance

Respect:                                             Treat others as they were important people

Generosity:                                       Satisfy other people’s needs

Indulgence:                                      Not hold a grudge when you harm

Honesty:                                            Be free of tricks

Commitment:                                  Follow your choices

Results: Service and sacrifice:    Put aside your own desires and needs; seek the best for the others.

Take a read to the book, believe you will like it!