What you should expect from a servant leader

Create a group Simple Vision

Ken Blanchard warns that many leaders make purpose statements too complex. In Servant Leadership in Action, he uses Walt Disney’s purpose statement, “We’re in the happiness business,” as an example of a clear, simple purpose that tells employees of Disney theme parks that their job isn’t to run an amusement park—it’s to make visitors.

Make It Relatable

In their book, Full Steam Ahead!, Ken Blanchard and Jesse Lyn Stoner write that
relatability “makes vision accessible to everyone, in both their organizations and their personal lives.” The key is to not only create a compelling vision, but to create a shared vision. That means all team members must clearly understand the vision and relate to it. Most importantly, they also have to see how they’re directly contributing to it.

Incorporate Clear Values and Goals

As part of your vision, you’ll need to communicate values and goals.
Ken Blanchard writes in Servant Leadership in Action, “Values provide guidelines for how you should proceed as you pursue your purpose and picture of the future.
Like values, goals need to be clearly defined and measurable. They should be agreed upon by leaders and team members so that team members understand exactly what they’re responsible for, what success looks like, and how to get there.


The key is to not only create a compelling vision, but to create a shared vision. That means all team members must clearly understand the vision and relate to it.


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