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50 Servant Leadership Quotes to Help You Be a Good Leader

These servant leadership quotes will help you better understand what this leadership philosophy is all about.

In short, it is a leadership style and philosophy where they embody a decentralized organizational structure.

An individual interacts with others—either in a management or co-worker capacity—to achieve authority.

These leaders prefer authority over power.

Researchers Adam Focht and Michael Ponton identified 12 characteristics of servant leadership in their paper Identifying Primary Characteristics of Servant Leadership.

Out of those 12 characteristics, five were agreed upon by the scholars they polled.

The most prominent characteristics of servant leadership are: Valuing People, Humility, Listening, Trust, and Caring.

These sound like amazing qualities for anyone to have!

However, they are especially important for leaders.

Keep reading through these servant leadership quotes to learn more about how leaders use these traits to be the most effective leaders they can be!

Servant leadership quotes from servant leaders

1. “The only test of leadership is that somebody follows.” — Robert K. Greenleaf

2. “Servant leadership is easy for people with high self-esteem.” — Ken Blanchard

3. “The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.” — Ken Blanchard

4. “A true natural servant automatically responds to any problem by listening first.” ― Robert Greenleaf

5. “I stand here before you not as a prophet, but as a humble servant of you, the people.” — Nelson Mandela

6. “I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.” — Mahatma Gandhi

7. “The first and most important choice a leader makes is the choice to serve, without which one’s capacity to lead is

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Nelson Mandela Mahatma Gandhi Ken Blanchard Adam Focht Michael Ponton Robert K.Greenleaf

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