13 Laws of Servant Leadership

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#13 - Healing is curative. Especially today.

Our last post focused on the first law of servant leadership, the idea that servant leadership is not an oxymoron. This week, the focus will actually be on law #13, Healing.

We expect 100%...sometimes 110% from people! Sometimes though, people can’t give 100% because they aren’t whole. Family, health, personal relationships, and many other things factor into a person’s “wholeness.” Luckily, we are all on the same journey to heal, though we are each taking different paths. There is comfort in knowing that others are having the same, or similar, experiences as you.

As servant leaders, we know that healing is achieved with support. Servant leaders believe that every person has injuries and dis-ease that affects them, so they are better equipped to support from an empathetic perspective. Healing is best achieved via partnership, where both parties work together to help each other heal. As David Hume said, “It’s when we start working together that the real healing takes place.” And given the current climate in the world, and particularly in the U.S., working together to heal is critical!

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