Servant Leadership

You know, Herb Keller, the acclaimed  CEO of Southwest Airlines, said something I’ve always found interesting. He said, “I’ve always believed that the best leader is the best server. And if you’re a servant by defintion, you’re not controlling.” And boy…isn’t that good?

Yeah, that’s really good. That servant leadership thing is really true, because in marriage as in no where else, it’s important not to be controlling as a presence.

And yet it is so tempting to do that in our own marriage relationship. We want to hold the reins and be in control and that’s never a part of servant leadership. That’s something to keep in mind friend, as you live this out in your own marriage.

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