Servant Leadership - Round Table Discussion
December 20, 2014 – Radio Show @ 8pm CST
"The King (leader) shall consider as good, not what pleases himself but what pleases his subjects (followers)." ~ Chanakya aka Kautilya, in his book – Arthashastra from 4th century BCE
"You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you, instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of God did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many." ~ Mark 10: 42-45
An excellent example of a servant leader is Ernest Shackleton, the early 20th century explorer who, after his ship became frozen in the Antarctic life, brought every one of his 27 crew home alive, including an 800 mile journey in open boats across the winter Antarctic seas. It took two years, but Shackleton's sense of responsibility towards his men never wavered.