Stewardship – now there’s a word you don’t hear everyday. It went out of style sometime ago. Maybe that will happen with servant leadership and other terms we use to describe the types of behaviors we want to see in our leaders and teams.
In case you don’t recall, stewardship is the job of supervising or taking care of something, such as an organization or property. If you’re a leader of an organization or team then you have a responsibility to demonstrate good stewardship. You have been given the right to oversee the development and nurturing that comes with good stewardship.
Stewardship matters. You are a steward of the role you play in your company, which means that while you may be a leader, someone else can change what you do. Our responsibility is to manage the responsibility well and in such a way that communicates our awareness that we are stewards of that role.
How can you be a better steward of the role and responsibility you’ve been given? What steps can you take to improve how you communicate your awareness of stewardship inside your organization?