Leadership is a Performing Art

Leadership is a performing art, not a science. It is the art of influencing others, not just to accomplish something together, but to want to accomplish great things together. Servant leaders challenge existing processes without manipulating or overpowering people, then they enable others to act by encouraging their hearts, modeling the way forward, and inspiring a shared vision. The authority that servant leaders have to impact the lives of others comes from their ability to serve artfully, and thus to influence people align themselves to want to act together. Servant leaders pay attention to individuals, stimulate people intellectually, inspire a big vision, and through these art forms, influence others to act together to achieve what they could not do alone. Servant leaders live what they ask others to do. Their integrity and character sustains their artful ability to inspire many others.