The Servant Leadership Training Course Book Review by Jeff Bush

The Servant Leadership Training Course

By James C.  Hunter


  •  Since leadership is influence, we are all leaders, but the question is what kind of influence will we leave with a person?
  • To lead is to serve.
  • Leadership is about who you are.
  • Leadership is your ability to inspire people to action, to be all they can be.
  • Leadership is influence, character and skill.
  • Leadership is a skill available to almost everyone. It’s something that can be learned and not necessarily that you were born with. 
  • Leadership is not something you are because you have read about it or know about it, it must be put it in practice. There are people everywhere that know all about the topic of leadership but do nothing about it.
  • You cannot improve if you do not change.
  • If it stays in our head, it is of no value. It must move from our head to our heart to action.
  • Since leadership is a skill, you cannot blame things on your parents, your past or what you’ve experienced. You can always learn and grow.
  • Leadership is not about what you do but who you are.
  • Leadership is a sacred trust – Coach John Wooden
  • Leadership is character in action.
  • Leadership is 99% about character. 
  • Leadership is a combination of strategy and character, but if you have to lose one, lose strategy.
  • Character is moral maturity, you’re commitment level to doing the right thing. 
  • Character is doing the right thing whether you feel like it or not.
  • Leadership development and character development are synonymous; you improve one by improving the other.
  • The test of your leadership is to ask yourself when people leave if they are better than when they came.
  • A leader has a responsibility of helping people be the best they can be.
  • People have a lot of needs. They want and need to be heard and encouraged.
  • We build our influence and authority with people when we serve them.
  • When you get your people what they need, they will make sure you get what you need.
  • Love is seeking the greater good of other people.
  • Develop the spirit of appreciation. When was the last time you appreciated someone, and told them?
  • Kindness is courtesy and showing someone attention.
  • Listening is an attitude that we have towards other people.
  • The goal is not perfection rather improvement.
  • Good people skills is nothing more than good manners.
  • Leadership is not about style it is about substance. 
  • Respect is treating people like they are important.
  • You can judge character of a person by how they treat those that can do nothing for them.
  • You must make your choice between being a servant leader and being a self-serving leader.


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