Service Leadership Case Study

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The story of Leadership has changed or has it? 2100 years ago it is written,

"Similarly, encourage the young people to be self-controlled. In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us". Titus 2:6-8 Power of life Bible, TNIV.

This was Paul 's instruction to Titus as he encourages Titus as a young pastor to lead a challenging Church. Titus was encouraged with positive words to go forth and be a strong leader to unify multiple dreams, desires and visions does this sound familiar in organisations that you are aware of?

Today we are not simply able
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Why service leadership? Apart from the fact that it has worked for 2100 years, leaders who can lead with vision and not just opinions, who have the communication ability to express their vision, inspiring, influencing, encouraging motivating, acting and developing people in the these values are needed in all our communities businesses and organisations.

The service model of leadership is predominantly that of coaching, following the 4 dimensions of leadership:

1. Lead with Feeling.

Purposeful leadership (Vision) setting values and culture, building a culture of trust, faith, hope and awareness both spiritually and physically, the cornerstones of effective leadership.

2. Leading with Logic and Knowledge.

Having knowledge does not necessarily make a leader in fact it can create an ego that undermines leadership and allows bad habits to creep in. Use knowledge to lead people to their own conclusions, this requires knowledge of communication using conversation and questions so that the outcome is revealed in an empowering manner.

3. Leading by
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NO this is not what it means. Leaders have got to be seen doing, taking action. One of the most rewarding actions I 've taken when I was leading a business administration team was to spend some time on reception if you like 'a mile in their shoes ' answering phones and greeting visitors (not well I might add). I received a whole new perspective on the business and those who relied on me to

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