How does biblical servant leadership differ from a traditional approach to people management?

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      Kathy
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      Biblical servant leadership is about committing to helping people grow and flourish by going beneath them and helping lift them to their potential. Management is about being over somebody monitoring their output.

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      Reginald
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      Biblical servant leadership makes people better, while the traditional approach lords it over the people.

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      Rhenald
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      Biblical servant leadership is greatly different from the traditional approach to people management which is about lording it over them. this leads to rebellion. Biblical Servant Leadership is about following the pattern of Jesus where you serve and help them be better as you lead them while they in-turn get better and lead others in the same process.

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      Rebecca
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      Servant leadership is leading by example and showing respect and encouragement for others, supporting others’ efforts to succeed, as well as demonstrating a gentleness, a loving and kind approach. Management could be just tasking people without care or concern, leaning toward heartless and cruel.

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      Michael
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      Managing people means you are employing a top down leadership style in which others report to you, whereas a servant leadership style puts those at the lowest levels of an organizational ladder as the highest priority so that they can learn, develop, and be empowered to become leaders and serve others.

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      Jordan
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      Biblical model of leadership means you become the servant of all, and in doing so lead by example and disciple your people through your sacrificial example.

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      Hannah
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      Biblical servant leadership is others focused, and puts those who you are leading above yourself to elevate them and make them better- to take them to new places and new successes. Servant leadership is all about what you can do to add value to someone else’s life. People management is self focused. It is making sure that tasks are completed and that things are getting done as they needed to be, but no one is growing or developing or being lead to new places.

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      Janette
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      The statement “get work done through the people” vs “get people done through the work,” is a perfect example of this. Servant leadership is people focused and typical management is more business focused. People management is just that, controlling the people to get the work done. Servant leadership invest in the people to make them better, which improves the quality of the work.

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      Alexis
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      Biblical leadership is focused more on the people than management and helps the people grow and thrive in a working environment, placing a high value in all of the team rather than the status of the manager or leader. Biblical servant leadership is more focused on helping others to grow and lead than people management which is just sustaining where you already are with staff.

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      Jackie
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      Biblical servant leadership longs to see people thrive and rise above; people management is just maintaining so that problems aren’t caused.

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      Susan
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      We must learn to lead people and manage situations. We should always seek to prepare others to lead and even replace our role in leadership positions. The concept is similar to reproducing leadership skills and passing on responsibility to others as they develop knowledge by following the example of serving.

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      Caleb
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      It’s Christ centered so everything changes!!!!!

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      Nicholas
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      With biblical servant leadership, it becomes less about the leader and more about the people who are being led. This approach is Christ-centered.

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      Patrick
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      Typically in management the higher you rise the more “important” you are. Biblical servant leadership sees the value in all and does not get caught up in status.

    • #95295684
      Emily
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      Instead of simply trying to get work done through people, it’s also trying to raise up the people to be what they can be.

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      Nicole
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      The lesson shares that the traditional view of management is getting work done through people, but biblical servant leadership is about developing and cultivating people to be the very best they can be.

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      Chris Drenth
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      There is selfless service because we are following Christ’s example

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      Billy
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      Management normally wants to be the leadership of the group, to delegate and assign roles. Biblical leadership asks, ” how may I serve you to make your role or assignment more effective?”

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      Katie Harrell
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      Biblical servant leadership puts you in the position to serve and do the dirty work where the traditional approach is telling people what to do and making them do the dirty work.

    • #95293122
      Joshua
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      Biblical servant leadership seeks to love God and serve others! To lead others in a way that strives to bring God glory and make Him known. Whereas, a more traditional approach can spend time focused on how can I best manage people to help reach the desired end goal, which can unfortunately often dangerously be seeking to benefit the leaders own advancement.

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      Megan
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      Servant leadership is more focused on the people than people management which is task-oriented. Servant leadership is about cultivating and teaching people to become better in the process of accomplishing the goal or task at hand. It’s the bigger picture and is selfless.

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      Jon
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      Traditional leadership is positional, and is top-down. I tell you and you go do it. Servant leadership is bottom-up leadership. I am going to lead by example and empower you to lead.

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      Josh
      Participant

      The leader leads from behind and from example.

    • #95292688
      Margaux
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      Servant leadership puts the relationship over the task.

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      Brooke
      Participant

      Servant leadership focuses on others and assisting them rather than lording your authority over them

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      Daryle
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      the difference from the two is; servant leadership is will get the best out of your people without barking orders. Its about showing the people how great they can become through you serving them.

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      Nathan
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      Biblical servant leadership draws the best out of people. It challenges people to take responsibility and think for themselves. People management just puts the weight of all decisions on one person while everyone else just does what that person is asking them to do.

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      Paul
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      its servant leadership

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      Sano
      Participant

      How authority play in this role is different. Servant leader focus to serve and help lead people be better place. While the other one, using authority to lead people doing what they supposed to do.

    • #125362
      Jeremy
      Participant

      Biblical is showing and loving those you lead. The traditional is worry about an end product or result and doing only what it takes to get done. Make people better by how you lead them out of love.

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      Our Daily Bread
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