If You Practice Any of These 7 Habits, Your Leadership Skills Are Probably Better Than Most Bosses

If You Practice Any Of These 7 Habits, Your Leadership Skills Are Probably Better Than Most Bosses - Gettyimages 1397610296 510779

If you follow my column, you know I like to write about servant leadership, which I believe is the most powerful leadership philosophy on the planet. 

As a servant leader, your role is to lift up your employees and help them joyfully achieve their goals. When they succeed, you succeed, and the whole organization succeeds. It’s a thing of beauty.

When you choose to serve first, it’s for the other person’s benefit. You selflessly focus attention away from yourself and put the spotlight on others. Leaders operating from this orientation get the best out of their employees, which leads to great business results.

Putting servant leadership into action

To add some practical elements of servant leadership into your work routine, here are seven ways to do it:

1. Practice removing obstacles that make it hard for employees to do their best work.

2. Provide the information, technology, resources, and support for people to do great work.

3. Ask your direct reports, “How can I help you?” or…

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This article was written by Marcel Schwantes and originally published on www.inc.com