Using servant leadership to give people what they want

In an ancient parable, three masons are sitting in a row, all chipping away at large blocks of stone. A woman observing them is curious about what they’re up to. She asks the first man what he’s doing, to which he responds, “I’m chipping away at this block of stone.” Indeed, she thinks. She questions the second man similarly, who says, “I’m working to feed my family.” Also true, reflects the woman. Finally, she questions the third mason, who responds, “I’m helping to build a beautiful cathedral.”

The servant leader uses what people want to inspire them to perform their best.

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