At the 2013 Teen Choice Awards, Ashton Kutcher surprised fans when he channeled Steve Jobs in a memorable speech. He said “everything around us that we call life was made up by people that are no smarter than you. You can build your own life that other people can live in. So build a life. Don’t live one; build one.” This is possibly the most rewarding mentality for leaders, and Steve Jobs proved that. Leaders who can channel Job’s ability to continue improving, hone in on their passion, live with a sense of urgency and see what could be, rather than what is, will go far.
For decades, the older leadership theories (. traits , behavioral/styles , situational and functional ) did not explicitly support or address the philosophy of servant leadership. However, this changed with the emergence of integrated psychological leadership theory – as represented by James Scouller’s three levels of leadership model (2011). Scouller’s model – which attempts to integrate the older theories while addressing their limitations by focusing on the leader’s psychology – emphasizes the idea that leaders should care as much about their followers’ needs as their own and view leadership as an act of service.  Thus, the link between the philosophy of servant leadership and modern leadership theory has strengthened in the 21st century.