Servant leadership has been an important topic in the workplace for many years. Jesus modeled selfless service and called his followers to do the same. His words were equally countercultural then as they are now. It’s easy to do something nice and show you care for others. But serving is not servanthood. Jesus calls us to value others over ourselves. He tells us that if we want to rise up and lead, we must lower ourselves.
Applying this ethic as leaders of faith, winning mustn’t be about winning. Winning means taking a posture that allows others to win, even if it means that we do not. No strings attached. No secret desire for credit or adulation.
How might you find ways to support and motivate others to win? And how can you challenge yourself to do it without the desire to receive credit for yourself?