I never knew how to articulate the connection between servant leadership and coaching until I came across an article from Ken Blanchard.
Come to think of it; coaching is indeed an integral part of servant leadership. Christ himself, the model for servant leadership, coached the twelve disciplines for a few years before giving them the “Great Commission” written in Matthew 28:19-20a
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”
The twelve disciples then continued to use servant leadership in the development of other disciples. Over 2,000 years later, Christianity has 32% of the world’s population. On the other hand, the authoritarian leadership of the Roman Empire no longer has a stronghold of the world. The once-great Roman Empire ceased to exist in the 5th Century AD.
Leadership needs to prepare new servant leaders. Having a sense of the long game is the only way any organization can survive the test of time. Authoritarian leadership, on the other hand, will eventually destroy the organization. Worse, an organization collapses after the autocratic leader leaves because the remaining leaders are not prepared to grow the organization.
I will keep saying that leaders do not build organizations. Great leaders develop great people and fellow leaders. Great people create great organizations.
A powerfully embedded coaching program wrapped in a servant leadership culture can ensure organizational longevity in the long game of what we call “business.”
I encourage everyone to read Ken Blanchard’s article by clicking HERE:
Thank you and stay safe,
@jordanimutan (social media)