When looking for the qualities of a successful servant leader, three main characteristics stand out more than others. First of all, a great leader will always be interested in the details of his team. He is always checking up on them to see how they are doing and how things are going. Second, he has an uncanny ability to know where the weaknesses are in his team so he can work on those areas. This comes from his having worked in many different businesses and knowing what the weak points are in each one. And third, he knows how to get the best results from whatever group he is leading because he knows how to motivate his people.
In order to build a great organization, there must also be servant leadership qualities that we can all learn from. First of all, leaders must have an understanding of building communities. They should be able to speak to and recognize the needs of the different members of the building community to make sure they all feel included. They should be willing to compromise with those who have different points of view and ideals just to ensure the building community is all together.
The second servant leadership qualities we must also have is being able to foresight and foresee things that may come. Leaders should be able to look at problems and potential scenarios and imagine how they would solve them if they had the knowledge. Foresight comes with experience and it is learned through observation. Being able to foresight allows you to see possibilities that you may not have otherwise thought of. One example of this would be if a building is about to fall down and a leader sees this future situation and is able to act, he may be able to talk his way out of a liability lawsuit by convincing the building’s owner that a new building should be built as a safety precaution. By being able to foresee problems and coming up with creative solutions, leaders improve the overall quality of their teams and their businesses.