A Poem About Servant Leadership

During the training ‘Coaching Agile Teams’ given by the Agile Coaching Institute, a poem was shared about servant leadership. I loved it. Now I’m sharing it.

A fixer

A fixer has the illusion of being causal.
A server knows he or she is being used
in the service of something greater,
essentially unknown

We fix something specific.
We serve always the something:
wholeness and the mystery of life.

Fixing and helping are the work of the ego.
Serving is the work of the soul.
When you help, you see life as weak.
When you fix, you see life as broken.
When you serve, you see life as whole.

Fixing and helping may cure.
Serving heals.

When I help, I feel satisfaction.
When I serve, I feel gratitude.

Fixing is a form of judgment.
Serving is a form of connection.