Irenic Thoughts

Irenic. The word means peaceful. This web log (or blog) exists to create an ongoing, and hopefully peaceful, series of comments on the life of King of Peace Episcopal Church. This is not a closed community. You are highly encouraged to comment on any post or to send your own posts.


The Servant Leader

Today, I am giving a presentation on Servant Leadership to the current Leadership Camden class. I'm sure I was asked to do this because I am a minister. After all, Jesus embodied servant leadership. He said, "I came not to be served, but to serve" and on his last night with his disciples, he gave them the example of leadership in washing their feet. But Jesus was not a slave to all. What he did was to meet someone's needs rather than to give the people he met everything they wanted. Great leaders always meet their employees needs. If you can't meet their needs to take care of their families, employees will find an employer that can. Likewise, we must give people the tools and the room to do their jobs well.

To read more on servant leadership, see Rediscovering Servant Leadership and The Servant Leader.

Two good books on the subject are The Servant and Leadership and the New Science.

The Rev. Frank Logue, Pastor + King of Peace Episcopal Church


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