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  1. Serving Others • Agapao Love and Nurturing Others • Healing • Sacrifice • Personal Mission of Service Leadership

  2. “If you look around, you’ll discover that there are people in your life who want to be fed – with encouragement, recognition, security, and hope. That process is called nurturing, and it’s a need of every human being.” John C. Maxwell, Becoming a Person of Influence

  3. Nurturing leads to love and respect Love and respect lead to loyalty Loyalty leads to followers giving their best

  4. How to become a natural nurturer • commit to them • believe in them • be accessible to them • give with no strings attached • give them opportunities • lift them to a higher level • Maxwell: Becoming a Person of Influence

  5. Healing Servant leaders are adept at healing others as well as themselves. They help make others whole by facilitating the healing of broken spirits. Servant leaders share with followers the search for wholeness.

  6. The Pain Principle • There are many hurting people • Those hurting people often hurt people (trouble-makers) • Those hurting people are often hurt by people (high maintenance) • Those hurting people often hurt themselves

  7. Dealing with hurting people • Don’t take it personally • look beyond the person for the problem (find the pain) • look beyond the situation • do not add to their hurt • help them find help

  8. Questions (p.34) • How do you heal? • Do you enable others? • How do you seek help for others? • Who in your life right now is in pain and needs your help?

  9. The Exchange Principle • Leave your place and enter their place • Acknowledge that the other person has a valid viewpoint • Check you attitude • Ask others what they would do in your situation

  10. Sacrifice Six Habits of Sacrifice • Appreciate timing (a time for everything) • Put people first • Develop the habit of giving • Learn to enjoy things without ownership • Express gratitude for your blessings • Maintain an eternal perspective Maxwell: The 21 Most Powerful Minutes in a Leader’s Day

  11. The Boomerang Principle Investors give and then receive… • Investors understand that people are of great value. • Investors embrace the boomerang principle (when we help others, we help ourselves). • Investors practice the principle of sowing and reaping. • Investors believe that helping others is the divine work of people.

  12. Mission of Service • “We detect rather than invent our missions in life.” (Victor Frankl: Man’s Search for Meaning) • Mission to be a servant leader and to model service-minded leadership

  13. For teachers and administrators: • Mission is a motivator • Mission is a stress reliever

  14. Write a personal mission statement for serving others Your quest is to define the purpose of your life. Write a personal mission statement that helps you focus on your strengths. • “What is it you believe you do that makes a difference to other people and to mankind?” • Or in other words, “Why do you do what you do?” Clifton and Nelson: Soar with Your Strengths

  15. Claim your mission. • Talk about your mission. • Enjoy your mission. • Soar with your strengths.