Monday, May 6, 2013
Servant first interests me most, as it applies to servant leadership. From my observations, it has appeared that servant-hood, as described by Greenleaf and arguably modeled by Jesus Christ, goes beyond presenting as a set of service-oriented behaviors to some levels of lifestyle and worldview. Deeper than easily changeable values, these deep-seated, taken-for-granted assumptions become ingrained as relatively unchangeable bases of action. People with this mentality cannot help but to serve. However, if this proves true, then people who live lifestyles that do not value service as much, probably hold to their worldviews just as strongly. Therein lies the challenge. If those who value service won't easily change, then will those who don't value service easily change? If not, can they ever authentically employ servant leadership?