EQUIPPING PUBLIC SERVANTS TO BE SERVANT LEADERS
Servant leadership as a philosophy and mindset are timeless. First given a name and theoretical structure by Robert Greenleaf in his 1970 work "The Servant as Leader," the construct is defined well in Greenleaf's "Best Test."
We believe that most people working in the public sector have a natural desire to serve. Having this serve-first mindset is critical to servant leadership, but the philosophy requires both service and leadership. JDGray Group is a founding member of the Center for Public Servant Leadership, which provides tools, techniques, and training for deepening your knowledge of how to apply the concepts of servant leadership in your life and in your organization.
Greenleaf's Best Test:
Do those served grow as persons? Do they, while being served, become healthier, wiser, freer, more autonomous, more likely themselves to become servants? And, what is the effect on the least privileged in society? Will they benefit or at least not be further deprived?