Boards, Committees and Servant Leadership

Cartoon of two men looking at a wad of paper. One says, "We need to form a committee to decide who will pick up this trash."

When it comes to the balance of power, boards and committees can be tricky. Some believe their goal is to tell other people what to do. Others don’t have a clue how to get the ball rolling on tasks as simple as picking up some trash.

The least effective leaders are those with grand ideas but no motivation to do the work themselves. You can expect people to follow your lead much more than your words.

Leadership is most effective when the leaders do what they expect others to do. When leaders pick up the trash, others will see and begin to do the same. When leaders begin to be the change they want to see, then others will follow. That’s why servant leadership is so effective.

I drew this cartoon for the July, 2016 Church of God e-newsletter

Author: Kevin Spear

I am a marketing professional with a design flair, based in Clayton, Ohio. I specialize in digital and content marketing that increases brand awareness for small businesses and nonprofits.

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