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Robert Neuschel utilized his understanding of the Judéo-Christian heritage to establish a theory of several key qualities that accompany servant leaders.  He believes that such leaders should facilitate their people to perform at their highest levels of competence by helping them to find significance in their duties. This is in conjunction with leadership’s efforts to develop the whole persons (mind and soul) of others through continual growth processes.  The attitude that leads this way does not see their positions of leadership as social advantages, but rather as a means of personal growth that raises everyone around them.  Neuschel’s concept is that knowledge is not enough to lead others because people will not follow leaders who do not personally grow themselves.  Therefore, knowledge must translate into actions that water the seeds of growth (Tellerman, 1999).


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For to whomever much is given, of him much shall be required. And to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more" (Luk 12:48, MKJV).


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Tellerman, J. (1999, February). The Editor’s Perspective. The Group Psychologist, p. 2.