When we talk about being a Jesus-like Leader, we say it is a matter of aligning four things:

  • Heart;
  • Head;
  • Hands; and,
  • Habits.

Recently, Lead Like Jesus co-founder Ken Blanchard suggested in a non-religious context that we should try to make servant leadership a habit.

Knowing that servant leadership works, why don’t more of us do a better job of being servant leaders?

The problem is two-fold, Ken says. Some of us are too driven by pride. Others are too driven by fear. And as a matter of fact, we can be driven by both at the same time, making servant leadership all but impossible.

Fortunately, Ken says, there are antidotes for both pride and fear. Pride can be overcome with humility, and fear can be superseded by unconditional love.