The 7 Words Entrepreneurs Should Use Frequently

Entrepreneurs have a variety of leadership styles. One my favorites is servant leadership, defined as:

…both a leadership philosophy and set of leadership practices. Traditional leadership generally involves the accumulation and exercise of power by one at the “top of the pyramid.” By comparison, the servant-leader shares power, puts the needs of others first and helps people develop and perform as highly as possible. Servant leadership turns the power pyramid upside down; instead of the people working to serve the leader, the leader exists to serve the people.

Entrepreneurs that believe in servant leadership should use these seven words frequently:

Let me know how I can help

Pretty simple, right? These seven words show that you’re proactive and want to help. Many people want help. Fewer people ask for help. Servant entrepreneurs would do well to incorporate these seven words.

What else? What are some more thoughts on servant entrepreneurs using these seven words?

One thought on “The 7 Words Entrepreneurs Should Use Frequently

  1. Hey David!

    What a great topic. It was my policy that at the end of any meeting or telephone call with someone on my team, I’d always end with “is there anything else I can do to help.”” I never forget when I was with someone while I finished a telephone call and they overheard me asking that question. They were taken back as they were clearly used to “bosses” simply barking out orders!

    The reverse pyramid concept is another great point with me at the bottom, my team in the middle, and our customers at the top. How can I expect my team to support the customers and put them first if I don’t do the same to those on my team that are in the middle of this pyramid.

    Thanks for the post!


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