Great Quotes on Servant Leadership

“The first and most important choice a leader makes is the choice to serve, without which one’s capacity to lead is severely limited.” Robert Greenleaf

“Leadership is not an affair of the head. Leadership is an affair of the heart.” James Kouzes and Barry Posner in The Leadership Challenge

“The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.”  Max DePree

“You can have anything you want in life if you just help enough other people get what they want.” Zig Ziglar

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill

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

“Servant Leadership is all about making the goals clear and then rolling your sleeves up and doing whatever it takes to help people win. In that situation, they don’t work for you; you work for them.” Ken Blanchard

“Life’s most urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'” Martin Luther King Jr.

“The miracle is this – the more we share, the more we have.” Leonard Nimoy

“If leadership serves only the leader, it will fail. Ego satisfaction, financial gain, and status can all be valuable tools for a leader, but if they become the only motivations, they will eventually destroy a leader. Only when service for a common good is the primary purpose are you truly leading.” Sheila Murray Bethel in Making a Difference: 12 Qualities That Make You a Leader

“People do not care how much you know until they know how much you care.” John C. Maxwell


Submitted by Russ/2016

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