Let the Leader be Like a Servant

As John Maxwell states in his book, The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader, "Everything rises and falls on leadership."  So if we want to have better families, companies and governments, it stands to reason that what we really need is better leadership.

Full Media has always invested time and resources into helping our Team members become better leaders, and as we grow we intend to increase those efforts exponentially.  But what does that mean?  After all, we are looking to grow leaders, not create bosses.

So what does real leadership look like?

I believe the true definition of leadership can be found in Luke 22:25-26:

"Jesus said to them, 'The kings of the nations show their power to the people.  Those who have power over the people are given names of honor.  But you will not be like that.  Let the greatest among you be as the least.  Let the leader be as the one who cares for others.'”

In his book, Good to Great, Jim Collins introduces the concept of a Level 5 Leader.  Collins explains that Level 5 Leaders are a combination of sincere personal humility and intense professional will.  They channel their ego needs away from themselves and into the larger goal of building a great company.  Its not that Level 5 leaders have no ego or self-interest, indeed, they are incredibly ambitious – but their ambition is first and foremost for the institution, not themselves.

You don’t have to have a title to be a leader.  Leadership is about solving problems, influencing others and serving them…not about being in charge, your position or your title within the organization.  If we would be a leader, lets begin today regardless of where we are.

Chief Executive Officer
As CEO of Full Media, Kris brings vast experience rarely seen in the field of Internet marketing. Prior to spending five years as an executive in the Internet marketing industry, Kris spent the early part of his career in venture capital, investment banking and private sector operations. With his background in corporate finance, operations, marketing and project management, Kris has helped create a culture focused on consistently delivering the highest quality products and an exceptional experience for an affordable price to all Full Media clients.