Wednesday, February 12, 2014
If You Measure The Benefit, Are You Still A Servant?
Grant describes research in his recent book, Give and Take, that suggests that servant leaders are not only more highly regarded than others by their employees and not only feel better about themselves at the end of the day but are more productive as well.I cannot help but reflect that that is true, but I also sense the seeds to corruption. Is service rendered in the interest of self actually service?
Can't you tell the difference between, let's say a waiter, that is being nice because their supervisor told them to and onse that genuinely likes their customers? It is so easy to tell who likes their job and who is going through the motions.
Service is an attitude - not just a style to be put on and taken off as the situation demands. Real servanthood is a matter of the heart, not of the action. The best servant desire the best for the served, not the self.
Christ's trip through death did restore His kingdom, but He could have done that any number of ways. He did it that way because He desired, more than anything, the best for us.