If serving is below you, leadership is beyond you, and as a leader, you must be willing to place the needs of others above your own. What makes you effective as a leader is not the title you hold. Instead, it’s demonstrating an unrelenting focus on helping others succeed in their collective efforts.
It’s never about authority or power; it’s about helping others grow, inspiring people to do something they thought they could never do, demonstrating how the impossible is possible and believing in someone when they didn’t believe in themselves. Leaders generally care about people, and they give everyone the opportunity to become the very best version of themselves. That’s what we call leadership, and that’s what real leaders do.