Prior to reading The Fifth Discipline (Peter Senge) and The World's Most Powerful Leadership Principle (James C. Hunter) -- I thought that "Leadership" was what you did: the budgets, the allocations, the task descriptions, the software specifications, and the meetings. While I do think those are typical tasks that "leader" may be responsible for -- I certainly believe that "leadership" is who you are.
The true foundation of leadership is not power, but authority, which is built upon relationships, love, service, and sacrifice. Being able to stir the hearts of your teammates and inspire them with confidence is the mark of a true leader.
Characteristics of a Servant Leader
Listening: Traditionally, and also in servant leadership, managers a…