Tim Smail - Servant Leadership

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Leadership; the ability of a person to influence, command or direct. Somehow, this trait has lost its true meaning and come to be associated with someone in charge. Being a good manager does not …

Leadership; the ability of a person to influence, command or direct. Somehow, this trait has lost its true meaning and come to be associated with someone in charge. Being a good manager does not necessarily imply someone is a good leader. How many of us would follow our boss into war in the boardroom or committee meeting? We need to get back to letting managers, manage and leaders, lead. And I believe we need to look no further than Jesus for what being a leader truly means. As he states in Luke, “the greatest among you become as the youngest and the leader as the one who serves.” This is my leadership story, learned the hard way!

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  • 1. Timothy R. Smail
    • Married to Leanne
    • 2. Daughter – Emily
    • 3. Sons -Nick, John and Ryan
    • 4. Program Manager for the “Resilient Home Program” and the “Wildfire Ignition Resistant Home Design Program”, at the Savannah River National Lab
  • Leadership God’s way
    For who is greater, the one at the table or the one who serves?
    Being powerful is like being a lady.
    If you have to tell people you are, you
    aren’t. Margaret Thatcher
  • 5. Sometimes leadership
    is planting trees under
    whose shade you’ll
    never sit.
    Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm
    Lead Roles
  • 6. The Frying Pan Moment
    July 2007 in Ocean Springs, MS
  • 7. Leadership God’s Way
    World View
    God’s View
    Task Focused
    Leaders Lead
    Leader takes the Credit
    Hierarchy
    People Focused
    Leaders Serve
    God gets the Credit
    Relationships
    Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers. Gen. Colin Powell
  • 8. Living an Extraordinary Life
    For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life – a ransom for many
    Mark 10:45
  • 9. THE SERVICE ROAD CHALLENGE
    • Discover your gifts from God
    • 10. Use those gifts to serve others
    • 11. Tell us about it through our website
    • 12. www.theserviceroad.com