This week a leader that I highly respect asked me why I blog? What a great question.
I blog to provide information to people who are interested in servant leadership. It might be considered a marketing tool, but I can’t say that I have ever received any new business from it. I mainly do it to enhance the value I provide for those people that are interested in learning how to be a more effective servant leader.
I have a vision of a major movement towards servant leadership, and looking to Jesus as the ultimate model for leading. I have been blessed in my life with significant people who have taken the time to invest in me by sharing the principles of servant leadership so that I could apply them in practice throughout my career in business.
- Ron Musil – the best boss I ever had and a wonderful example of a servant leader
- Chris Edmonds – my coach for many years who is a respected author and master of culture development and servant leadership
- Ken Blanchard – one of the greatest modern day authors on leadership who models the way daily in his organization
- Mark Miller – an executive at Chick-fil-A who is an awesome servant leader and author
- Jesus – the ultimate model of servant leadership who communicated his thoughts through the inspired word of God to provide me guidance on leadership and life
These people were a great model for me. Notice that all of them with the exception of Ron took the time to write and share their thoughts on the subject of leadership, so that others could benefit from their knowledge and experience.
I don’t know many effective leaders that do not communicate well. It is extremely important to share what is on your mind, and what is important to those you are leading. It might be through a book, a blog, a weekly email, daily interaction, or any other possible way to communicate. The point is to share your knowledge.
If I want a significant movement towards servant leadership to take place, it is my responsibility to share the knowledge and thoughts that I have been blessed with by those who have come before me. Therefore, I blog!
Servant leaders find effective methods to share their knowledge. I am pretty sure that your employees, customers, vendors, and anyone within your sphere of influence could benefit greatly from hearing from you on a consistent basis. It is a great way to spread the culture that you envision for the future!
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness 2 Timothy 3:16