Business Thoughts10 Mar 2006 09:44 am

3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you. 4 Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. 6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. 7 If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; 8 if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully. Romans 12:3-8

I recently read Good to Great by Jim Collins. One of the authors observations, which was supported by case studies, was that great companies were lead by executives who were low key. Collins called these leaders, Level 5 Leaders. Rather than being “Rock Star CEO’s” like GE’s Jack Welch, or Donald Trump, these executives were focused outwardly.

It’s not that Level 5 Leaders have no ego or self-interest. Indeed, they are incredibly ambitious, but their ambition is first and foremost the institution, not themselves. from

Servant Leadership is 1) finding our place in the maze, as outlined in Romans 12:6-8, and 2) realizing that the other rats in this maze are just as important as described in Romans 12:3. Rats in a Maze

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