What Opportunities Are You Creating?

As I’ve been sitting down this evening I’ve been thinking about the idea of creating opportunities for others. The term “servant leadership” seems to have been passed around like a bucket of fried chicken the past few years…and I think these two ideas, creating opportunities for others and servant leadership, can work hand-in-hand. Just thinking out loud here…

The term “servant leadership” seems to have been passed around like a bucket of fried chicken…

Often our human response is first compassion and I think out of that response of compassion comes with it the idea that being a “servant leader” is somehow rooted in this idea of servitude. But, I think the more I ponder on that thought I am most attracted to the idea that servant leadership is really about creating opportunities for others. It’s opening up the doors for friends and colleagues talents to flourish and prosper. It’s uniting things that need to be brought together.

…servant leadership is really about creating opportunities for others.

I think that’s what’s attracted me to this whole concept of “rough sawn iron” that I’ve been mulling over in my mind lately. The idea behind it is to bring together the rough parts of our lives and be open to allowing others to help add to it and create something beautiful from it. Servant leadership is in it’s essence creating opportunities for others…and maybe it’s creating opportunities that are specifically geared for those who desire to be their truest self (…it may be about creating opportunities for those who may not have it all together!) So, maybe that’s what “rough sawn iron” is about. We shall see.

The idea behind it is to bring together the rough parts of our lives and be open to allow others to help add to it and create something beautiful from it.