Leadership begins and ends with service. Genuine influence is built through selfless service to others, and influence is the essence of leadership. In the same fashion, genuine leadership produces service to others!
Empowerment is another essential aspect of leadership and service. When we empower others, we are giving them power. Leaders with a vice grip on authority feel that giving others power minimizes their own. But we aren’t giving it away. Genuine empowerment doesn’t subtract power but multiplies it!
My manifesto is simple: At every opportunity, we must empower others to lead and serve.