Byron's Babbles

Leading With Love

“I believe servant leadership is love in action” (p. 55). Ken Blanchard said this in Simple Truth #20, “Love Is The Answer. What is The Question?” of Simple Truths of Leadership: 52 Ways To Be A Servant Leader and Build Trust, Making Common Sense Common Practiceby Ken Blanchard and Randy Conley. For the last couple of years I’ve been thinking about and discussing love as the key to best serve those in our lives. The Bible verse Blanchard chose to reference here written by Paul the Apostle to Corinth, Greece is a great. Check it out:

4. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 | NIV

Regardless of your beliefs, that’s a pretty good, what I would call “Leading With Love” statement. Think about the self-serving leader(s), the antithesis of servant leaders, that you have worked with. Blanchard told us they are envious, brag a lot, and certainly aren’t very patient. My experience is they are the ones that continually tell you how they are not all those things. We all have pieces of Paul’s call to serving with love that we need to work on, or at least I do. Are you leading with love?


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