The Servant Mindset Is Not Servant Leadership. Here’s Why

Leaders of the future will have to adopt the servant mindset if they want to succeed. That’s according to the 140-plus CEOs I interviewed for my book, The Future Leader.

But the servant mindset is more than just practicing servant leadership.

This mindset impacts how you serve everyone around you, including these four groups:

  • Serve your leaders. This means having a good relationship and rapport with your leaders and doing whatever you can to make their lives easier and improve their workload.

Thinking like a servant and constantly looking for ways to serve and help these four groups will set you apart as a leader and be essential in helping your career and your organization in years to come.

How do you practice the servant mindset?

I put together a video which talks about this in more detail. Please check it out below and if you want more content like this you can subscribe to my Youtube channel.

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Jacob Morgan

4x Best-Selling Author, Speaker, & Futurist. Founder of Exploring Leadership, Employee Experience, & The Future of Work