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Integrity Moments - July 20, 2015

  • 2015 Jul 20



The Challenge of Autonomy
By: Rick Boxx
July 20, 2015

According to a survey conducted by associate professor, Leon Schjoedt, Autonomy is more highly valued by entrepreneurs than other characteristics of a job. This pursuit of autonomy, however, can make servant leadership more of a challenge.

The desire to be the boss, firmly in charge, can sometimes lead to an arrogance that makes it challenging to humbly serve those who are actually on your payroll. Many have trouble seeing any value in servant leadership, but not Jesus.

In Matthew 23:12, Jesus taught a different paradigm when he told the disciples, “For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”

If you’re used to being in charge, don’t overlook the importance of mixing humility into your leadership style. It can lead to greater business success.


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