From my reading in John 13:1-20 in the One Year New Testament.
Jesus is the ultimate leader yet served his disciples.
The night before he was crucified Jesus washed his disciples feet and then said,
“Do you understand what I was doing? You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and you are right, because that’s what I am. And since I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash each other’s feet. I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you.” John 13:12–15
Jesus was Lord yet he served.
Those of us who God has granted leadership should serve! We should follow the example of Jesus in serving others. Jesus said,
“Now that you know these things, God will bless you for doing them.” John 13:17
The blessing comes when we put into practice what Jesus taught us.
People will respect us as leaders if we serve. We will show them that we are not leading for our sake but for them and for God. A leader who serves is the greatest kind of leader.
I pray that I will grow as a servant as God gives me more leadership and I hope that those of you who lead who are reading this will take their role as servant seriously.