Not All are Power-seeking
Brett E Holdeman, Student (University), United States
While many do seek power for their own selfish gains, servant leaders know who is their power - Christ - and find Him sufficient for precluding lording over others.
I have used servant leadership in a position in which I had no leadership role, per se, but as a former Marine, have always led by example. I saw verifiable results in those I served, and they, too, became more likely to serve those around them.
This speaks to the power and promise of servant leadership, when a Master's-degreed clerk can serve first, humbling himself for the betterment of his organizational unit, and when others saw my care and concern, emulated it for the greater good. I left that position after six years, for a promotion, but know in my heart and soul that I am missed.
That speaks to the future of servant leadership, and power of Christ to eliminate selfish, power-seeking motives, giving one the ability to be more Christ-like, and serve rather than be served!