Leaders have a huge influence on or actually create the values of the company by what they believe is important. In turn, they bring on board others who value the same things. Thus the leadership model creates the cultural norm. This is not necessarily good or bad, right or wrong. It just is what it is. After the culture establishes itself it is quite easy to understand why expectations of how others should think and what they should do become the appropriate or socially acceptable thing for somebody to do or say.
A Servant Leadership Culture that encourages and rewards freedom of independent thought and expression draws out those who thrive and creates an atmosphere of “win win”. They are inspired to produce results and that motivation is a benefit for the whole.
When such an entrepreneurial environment exists, employees feel safe to voice opinions without fear of reprisals and are willing to take risks when making decisions.
There is no need for a lot of management here, just keep providing good direction and coaching. In this environment people are self-starting, self-directed and motivated to perform; believing they are growing and helping to fulfill the vision of the business. Such motivated individuals don’t think in terms of having a job.
They think in terms of building a career and leaving a legacy.