Danny Gattas, Employee Engagement, Servant Leadership

3 Ways to Become a Service Oriented Leader

3 Ways to Become a service Oriented Leader

By Danny Gattas

Leadership is heralded as being one of the most vital and crucial elements in driving innovation and change within organizations. It can mean the difference between success and failure; so it should come as no surprise that thousands of books, articles, and seminars are disseminated for the public’s benefit. As saturated as leadership advice is there are numerous approaches that distract the masses from the most effective leadership strategy, the service oriented leader.

A service oriented leader is someone who thinks first of others rather for themselves, cares about the individual needs of all of their followers, and is fixated on fighting for what is best.

Albeit a simple definition, enacting this type of strategy  is an extremely difficult task but is accompanied with high rewards. That being the case there are three simple ways to become a service oriented leader.

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Any leader must be astute to the needs of their organization and followers because if you don’t adjust to meet these needs then failure is imminent. This requires leaders to constantly adjust, acclimate, and assert the best strategies to instill the required mechanisms are in place. Leaders ability to successfully accomplish this is paramount to their survival and development.

2. Value and Recognize Accomplishments 

A common misguided notion is that people will stay at an organization based on monetary compensation rather than recognition because at the end of the day people report being more satisfied and engaged when they receive regular recognition. It is also true that leaders who recognize their employees more frequently report higher levels of production and engagement. So recognizing your followers accomplishments is both vital to being a service oriented leader and also to increasing production.

3.Be Adaptive

Someone once said, “if you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans” and being a leader is very similar to that idea because quality leadership requires someone to constantly adapt to situations and employee trainingalways be prepared to put out arising fires. That requires individuals to consistently rely on their intuition and gut feelings to surmount the occasion.  This doesn’t mean that you should not attempt to formulate a plan but always be willing to arise to the occasion and adapt to any situation.

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"The War for Talent

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be helpful in the short run,  this  can lead executives to cut corners in areas that are vital for their growth, thus compromising their road to excellence. For example, in recent years many businesses have cut recruiting budgets or employee training programs because of the associated cost, thus inhibiting employee development.


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