It's fashionable today to talk about servant leadership. You read about it in business books. You hear about it in leadership seminars.
The problem is most business leaders are using servant-hood as a tactic to help them get ahead. It is more style than substance.
Here is the test for whether you are serious about servant-hood: How do you react when people treat you like a servant?
Real servants don't expect applause, a standing ovation, or a plaque. They don't wait for honors or a promotion. For the most part, servants are ignored, taken for granted, and unappreciated. No one ever thanks them. It is the nature of the office of servant.
Now, are you sure you are interested in servant leadership? Or is it just leadership you want?