My friends at cru.org has formulated some really great questions to ask if your leadership style is that of a servant. Be honest!
Would subordinates hire you to lead them? Would your staff say, “We want you to serve us best by leading us”?
Do those under you feel valued and esteemed? Are their contributions recognized and appreciated?
Are you using people to accomplish your goals or working together to accomplish the goals of the company?
Are you serving your followers or trying to impress your superiors or protect your position?
Are you willing to do whatever needs to be done regardless of your position or platform?
Are more followers becoming servant-leaders as a result of your servant-leadership? Are you developing those under you?
Are the followers reaching their potential? Are they learning? Serving? Growing? Are you building leaders or followers? Who could replace you tomorrow?
Are you and your followers accomplishing organizational goals?
Are you sharing the credit and regularly saying “thanks”?