Leadership is Not What You Think it is

Leadership is Not What You Think it is

Leadership is not celebrating victory at the end of the battle.
…it’s the sleepless nights mourning the lives your decisions cost.

It’s not standing on stage in front of thousands of people.
…it’s knowing others talk about you behind your back, to achieve their own objectives.

It’s not having your name in the history books.
…it’s the sacrifices you and supporters pay to achieve what is written.

It’s not the fame, fortune or notoriety.
…it’s service, through sacrifice to your mission.

Leadership is not what most think it is.
servant leaders know it is sacrifice and service for stakeholders.


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Ben Lichtenwalner

Ben Lichtenwalner is the founder and principal of Modern Servant Leader and Radiant Forest, LLC. He has studied and promoted servant leadership awareness and adoption for over 20 years. He is the author of 2 leadership books and has 2 decades of corporate management and leadership experience. His corporate experience spans CIO, VP, Director, and many management roles at Fortune 500, INC 500, and Nonprofits. Ben’s education includes a B.S. in Management Science & Information Systems from Penn State University and an MBA from Lehigh University. Ben's Full Profile Here: About Ben Lichtenwalner

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