A Queen of Hearts A Servant Leader

 Lady Diana, a queen of hearts, a peoples princess,  an inspiration to many.

She is remembered for her humility, her compassion and the difference she made in the world. Like Mother Teresa she too was a servant leader. I recall hearing the news of her tragic car accident in Paris, just several days prior to my emigrating to the US from the UK  back in Sept 1997.

Lady Diana was a remarkable woman, and one who I grew to love, admire and who became such an inspiration to me in my life.

I believe we are remembered by what we do in our lives, by who we help and how we make a difference. It’s not about being a star footballer or top fashion icon or even the most successful person in business, people remember what you did for them, how you helped them, the smile you inspired, the feelings within them you ignited.

We are blessed for the many wonderful memories we have for all the good Princess Diana did while she was here. Her heart, compassion and good deeds will live on through those she inspired, the lives she touched.

How would you like to be remembered? What will your legacy be?

Are you a servant leader? Do you own these qualities and characteristics?

1.Listening

2.Empathy

3. Spiritual

4. Awareness

5. Healing

6. Stewardship.

In celebration of Lady Diana, and all the lives she touched our world is a better place because of her.

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6 Responses to A Queen of Hearts A Servant Leader

  1. Stephen Peters February 11, 2012 at 1:41 pm #

    Hi Janet,

    What a beautiful inspiring video. It is amazing what you can learn from a bunch of video clips all put together. Then jammed in there are the emotions that the music brings in. ….of course we don’t want to jam them in to hard, might make a mess….then what would we have) Makes a great package…like opening a Christmas present. I can see why this is an inspiration to you.

    Some of the greatest most influential leaders cared about and recognized children. Just like this video shows. I bet those kids were jumping up and down knowing someone cared about them. -Stephen

    • Janet Mueller February 11, 2012 at 4:31 pm #

      Hey Stephen,
      Thanks for your comments. Lady Diana really did some amazing work didn’t she, despite so many personal challenges she faced. Some said she was the black sheep. I believe she was greatly misunderstood. There is no question she had a huge heart, compassion, caring and a role model, a servant leader. She truly transformed the way people viewed the Royal Family, willing to shake hands with aids patients and walk amongst the people.

  2. Alfredo February 11, 2012 at 6:40 pm #

    I once met a homeless man in the London underground, and he told me that one winter it was very cold, and he was on the street, siting on the floor, feeling very cold, a car stopped and it was Lady Diana who came out of the car and went straight towards him and placed on him her coat, as this man was telling me about her, his eyes were watery, on tears.

    Yet, is not the deed, that matters, its what makes us do care for others, wanting to work with them, to share their moment, to be willing to be present in their moment. What is happening within the individual that with love and gratitude is convinced we are all equally important and is willing to walk with others in their difficult and sometimes terrible moments.

    I believe this is the essence of who we are, “givers”, just because we are, like the plants, the birds, and the land, because the source is in us, waiting to be found and awakened by each one of us.

    Because you know, that admiration, and spark of magic that we feel when we see the work and life of those like Diana, is the joy and love that is felt by the giver that can only be experience by those who decide to be givers. Our mind admires, because our heart knows, that we are, like Diana.

    Alfredo

    • Janet Mueller February 12, 2012 at 2:23 pm #

      Alfredo,
      Thanks so much for your in-depth and heartfelt comments. You hit the nail on the head when you speak of givers, because really anyone at at any moment in time can choose to give, and add value to others. Sometimes a simple smile, that a word of appreciation or a conversation that goes beyond “hi how are you” can mean the world to someone. Giving in abundance and adding value to another person is priceless. For those who think they may not have much or anything to give, there are always those in much worse situations. Sometimes people often mistake softness or giving as a weakness when really it is a strength, since taking is always easier, and giving can mean sacrificing to give to others.

  3. Spiritual Coaching March 19, 2012 at 2:25 am #

    Leadership is not about how productive you are or how much you volunteer. It is about how many people you can influence to have them do what you believe in. Get in touch with your community. Build relationships with your people, present your vision of servanthood and those that believe in you as a leader will follow to support you.

  4. Janet Mueller March 19, 2012 at 9:19 am #

    Hi Sarah,
    Thanks for sharing your idea’s on leadership, you have some excellent points. I’d love to hear how you are implementing your ideas specifically, please feel free to share more….
    People tend to support that of which they create. Great leaders go where the people are.
    I agree Servant Leadership is about serving others first, serving their needs as a priority and helping them to grow in the process. I believe transformational/servant leadership would benefit many organizations today also, the top down autocratic style has long gone. People want to feel part of the purpose, the bigger picture, to collaborate, be recognized they want their idea’s listened to. Fostering creativity, providing learning and developmental opportunities. Building strong emotional relationships, a proactive in touch approach.
    Thanks for sharing Sarah!

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