"The first step to leadership is servanthood." ~ John Maxwell




Vadim Kotelnikov advice quotes

Leadership is not about shining, it is about helping others shine. 

Vadim Kotelnikov

Vadim Kotelnikov, founder of 1000ventures - personal logo    Business e-Coach    Innompic Games icon



Mahatma Gandhi advice quotes

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

Mahatma Gandhi


Jack Ma quotes

I found that the more you care about your team, the more your team will care about you and about their customers.

Jack Ma






Leadership is about creating powerful human currents
moving enthusiastically in a right direction.

Why Servant Leadership?

To lead Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book effectively, you must lead by example and serve. The principle behind effective leadership is based on the interplay of responsibility, respect, and care.

The key to servant leadership is the commitment to doing your best in the service of other people, both inside and outside the organization.

Affiliative Leadership


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Follow Your Employees

"Soliciting the service of others is the same as serving them." ~ Proverb

You cannot lead people unless they are willing to follow you. People will trust you if you help them achieve more, unleash their creativity and bring out their own sense of worth. So be willing to follow your employees periodically to win their trust and understand their needs and capabilities better. By doing so you'll learn what to do in order to inspire them to follow you and bring out their best.  >>>

Employee Empowerment




The Rewards of Leading with Authority

"The qualities of a servant leader are also the attributes of love, which is defined as one's behavior towards others. When servant leadership becomes your ethos in life, people would be lining un to join your cause."
~ James Hunter, the author of The Servant

Leading with authority enables you to have a personal mission statement: to serve the people you lead, to serve their needs, to give praise and recognition, to show kindness, and to be honest, among other things.

Major Leadership Styles






The Law of Harvest

You reap what you saw. Leading yourself is the first step toward serving others.  For authority or influence to flourish, the right environment must be provided and nurturing behavior must be present. Bear in mind however that influence is not something that grows overnight, it grows in time.




Lao Tzu advice quotes teachings

If you want to lead the people, you must learn how to follow them.

Lao Tzu


The Tao of Leading by Serving

The best warriors win without seeking to conquer. The best warriors do not use violence. The best tacticians try to avoid confrontation.  The best leaders become servants of their people.

All streams flow to the sea because it is lower than they are.

Humility gives it its power.

If you want to govern the people, you must place yourself below them.

If you want to lead the people, you must learn how to follow them.

~ Lao Tzu

"The person who boasts about being a leader isn't one. The true leader doesn't boast about it. He has no ego investment in being a leader; he just is. He knows that his power comes not from authority but from his people, so he uses his position to assure that they have the resources and support they need to do their work. Thus people give him power, because they know he will use it to benefit everyone and not just himself. This is true power."
~ James A. Autry & Stephen Mitchell, the Author of Real Power: Business Lessons from Tao Te Ching




Jesus quotes

In order to be a leader you had to first learn how to serve others.




Jesus about Leadership

Jesus said that in order to be a leader you had to first learn how to serve others. He said, "You know that in this world kings are tyrants, and officials lord it over the people beneath them. But among you it should be quite different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be the slave of all. For even I, the Son of Man, came here not to be served but to serve others, and to give my life as a ransom for many.Ē


Max DePree quotes

The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between the leader is a servant.

De Pree

Sam Walton's rules for buiding a great business

Treat your associates as partners. In turn, they will treat you as a partner, and together you will all perform beyond your wildest expectations. Behave as a servant leader in your partnership... More

Sam Walton



 "I donít know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know.
The only ones among you who will be really
happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve."
~ Albert Schweitzer