“Leadership is one of the most observed and least understood phenomena on earth.” ~James MacGregor Burns It’s reported there are more than 850 different definitions of leadership but sadly we have focused more on definitions while struggling to find and fulfill the role of a leaders. To answer the question, ‘what is leadership’ one must ask from what worldview is the question being asked?  If from a secular view point then leaders lead people to achieve their basic goals.  Our motives will determine our goals and that alone separates leaders into two categories; those who want for themselves and those who want for others. There has been no greater leader on earth than Jesus Christ.  He is more than the leader of His church and moral society, his impact of leadership has brought the greatest amount of change this world has ever known.  How did he do it? Jesus leadership success is best understood by what motivated his life and ministry.  Answering that question he said of himself; “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many. (Mark 10:45 NLT) So what do these few words teach us about Jesus leadership? 1. It wasn’t about himself.  Real leadership influences others and isn’t about personal goals and aspirations only. 2. He knew how to give.  Learning to invest in others to help better them as workers and employees will set any leader apart in the eyes of their followers. Next time you walk into your work where you give leadership to others, ask yourself: do those under my leadership see me as a giver wanting to better their lives while working for this company?  If you can’t answer that question affirmatively, check your motives! Contribution by : Dr Charles Cope