Primus Inter Pares is a great way for leaders to frame their thinking … focus less on formal titles and more on who is best suited to lead.
Two people are working on a project and it appears both are trying to get to the same destination. Yet one person demands greater risks for quicker results. This happens a lot, especially in organizations where near-term results and quarterly goals are prioritized over sustainability. As a result, employees are often competing for who can get the job done quicker and not necessarily who gets there with the best balance of risk and reward. Yet both the Brake Checker and the Tailgater have better options to serve their company.
One misconception about Servant Leaders is that they are just “too nice”. In reality, Servant Leaders can seem quite mean, depending upon the circumstances. Below are four examples of servant leaders that even Donald Trump could be proud of….