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My oldest son is 13 years-old and he’s learning a lot about leadership. He studies on his own by watching youtube, reading books, watching his coaches and recently, I had the opportunity to take him to the Global Leadership Summit

But not all approaches, theories and teachings about leadership are equal. In fact, some are downright destructive.

Much of what I see young people sharing online, is a me-first way of being and while I want my son to be successful, my definition of success for him is different from what I  see shared by seemingly successful people.

Let’s explore the clash between the 48 Laws of Power and the essence of Servant Leadership—how Destructive Power opposes Constructive Servant Leadership, and how true strength comes from empowering and uplifting others. 🤝🌱

The “48 Laws of Power,” a bestselling book by Robert Greene, lays out strategies for gaining and wielding power. While some may find these tactics intriguing, they often revolve around manipulation, secrecy, and a win-at-all-costs mentality. 🤕😡

On the other hand, Servant Leadership embraces a radically different approach—one that places others’ well-being at the forefront, fosters collaboration, and prioritizes empathy and humility. 🌿💡

When we examine these two paradigms, it becomes evident that Destructive Power erodes trust and fosters fear, while Constructive Support builds a foundation of trust and nurtures growth.

Instead of hoarding power, true leaders understand that real strength comes from empowering their team, supporting their growth, and celebrating their successes. 🌱🌟

Here are key takeaways:

1️⃣ Empowerment over Manipulation: Servant Leaders prioritize empowering others, enabling them to shine and achieve their full potential. This nurturing environment cultivates loyalty and long-term success.

2️⃣ Collaboration over Competition: Destructive Power often encourages cutthroat competition, but Constructive Support fosters a collaborative culture that values diverse perspectives and collective achievements.

3️⃣ Humility over Arrogance: Servant Leaders demonstrate humility, acknowledging that they don’t have all the answers. Their openness to learning and growing alongside their team creates a positive and inclusive environment.

4️⃣ Trust over Fear: Trust is the lifeblood of any thriving organization. Constructive Support leaders build trust through transparent communication, integrity, and fostering a sense of psychological safety.

5️⃣ Long-term Vision over Short-term Gains: Destructive Power may yield short-term wins, but Constructive Support seeks sustainable growth and positive impact for the long haul.

As we navigate our roles as entrepreneurs, leaders, and visionaries, let’s challenge the status quo and embrace Constructive Leadership and Support as the true source of power. Together, we can create a world where uplifting others leads to collective success and fulfillment. 🌏🚀

Join the movement toward Constructive Servant Leadership, and let’s build a brighter future together—one where empowering others becomes our true superpower! 💪

Wishing you an empowering and inspiring week ahead!

-Micah Foster, Co-Owner