To Connect, be a Servant Leader

Michael Lee Stallard

#23 Adopt a “Servant Leadership” Mindset – Here is a powerful truth: To serve is to connect. This is the notion behind servant leadership. To learn more, read Howard Behar’s great book, It’s Not About the Coffee. (By

Servant Leaders Aren’t Doormats

Leadership Freak

Book Giveaway! Serving for results is servant leadership. In organizational life, the goal … … Continue reading → Author Book Notes Servant-leadership Serving Leave a comment on this post to become eligible for one of twenty free copies of, “Dare to Serve: How to Drive Superior Results by Serving Others,” by Cheryl Bachelder, CEO of Popeyes Serving for the sake of serving is noble.

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Why I Started The Modern Servant Leader

Modern Servant Leader

I’d seen other leaders achieve better results, without leaving a wake of bodies. What the latest book recommended by Harvard Business Review said and what popular leaders proclaimed. I discovered Servant Leadership. It became clear – servant leadership is authentic leadership. You only require the term “servant” because society is confused regarding what is authentic leadership. It was 2006.

SERVANT Leaders are Thorough – Acronym Model

Modern Servant Leader

Background: This post is part of a series defining the principles of Servant Leadership via the acronym SERVANT ( Selfless , Empathetic , Resolute , Virtuous , Authentic , Needful and Thorough). For more, visit the overview at this link or sign up for the free online course, Servant Leadership 101. The last principle in the SERVANT Leadership acronym is THOROUGH. Servant leaders focus on the long-term. What THOROUGH Looks Like for Leaders.

SERVANT Leaders are Empathetic – Acronym Model

Modern Servant Leader

Background: This post is part of a series defining the principles of Servant Leadership via the acronym SERVANT ( Selfless , Empathetic, Resolute, Virtuous, Authentic, Needful and Thorough). For more, visit the overview at this link or sign up for the free online course, Servant Leadership 101. The second principle in the SERVANT Leadership acronym is Empathetic. Leaders who lose the ability to empathize lose the ability to lead.

Are you Curious? Are You a Servant Leader? Do you Read Books? – Your Three Questions for the Day

First Friday Book Synopsis

Do you read books? Are you curious? Do you serve the people you lead? Do you serve – first? Three seemingly random questions. But they are questions that have “popped” onto my radar in recent days. First, the “are you curious?” question. In The Second Machine Age, the authors describe how an unusually high percentage […]. Randy''s blog entries

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Reality Checks Leaders Must Give Themselves in 2016 (Part One)

Lead Change Blog

Becoming a leader means embarking on a courageous journey of strength and integrity. Every leader must reach a point where they look in the mirror and have a gut-check, asking themselves some honest questions. The best leaders never stop learning and growing.

6 Questions to Find Your Reason for Being

Leadership Freak

Is a servant leader’s most important decision choosing… Continue reading → Book Notes Values mission & vision leadership successI received a one line email from a coaching client at 7:02 p.m. on April 2. It’s been dripping in my mind since it arrived. “Is

Best Leadership Books To Read In 2015

Eric Jacobson

As you think about what business books you want to read next year, how about adding to the list at least one book from the list below. Perhaps a book that will help you improve your leadership skills. Here is the list of all 235 books, in alphabetical order.

Paradigm Flip – New Book Releases Tuesday December 10th

Modern Servant Leader

Greetings Modern Servant Leader readers. My new book releases Tuesday, December 10th. At the bottom of this post , I tell you how to get an advance copy of half the book, a 50% discount off the full book when it releases next week and a copy of Mark Sanborn’s Doing Leadership eBook - all FREE. About the Book. Paradigm Flip is a book about the dovetail of leadership and social media. Who this Book is For. Current Leaders.

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“Connection Culture” Book is Now Available!

Michael Lee Stallard

I am excited to announce that my latest book, Connection Culture: The Competitive Advantage of Shared Identity, Empathy and Understanding at Work is now available! Written for busy leaders with little time to waste, Connection Culture is concise, inspiring, and practical.

Guy Kawasaki’s Enchantment: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions Guy Kawasaki Portfolio/Penguin Group (2011) How to create a context within which there is authentic magic to be shared I have read and reviewed all of Guy Kawasaki’s previous books. This book’s title caught my eye because it suggests – and as it turned out, correctly [.].

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When Servant Leadership Goes Awry | Aspire-CS

Aspire-CS

Home Who We Are What We Do Services Contact My Favorite Blogs All Things Workplace Bob Sutton – Work Matters Brain Leaders and Learners Bret L. The leader-first and the servant-first are two extreme types. Servant Leadership does not mean doing it all yourself.

Recommendations For Your Business Books Summer Reading List

Eric Jacobson

This Memorial Day, as you select the books you plan to read for pleasure this summer, how about adding to the list at least one business book. Perhaps a book that will help you improve your leadership skills. Here is the list of all 235 books, in alphabetical order.

Are You Smoking What You’re Selling?

Lead Change Blog

We welcome Mark Miller for the final post in a five-part series defining the core principles of Leaders Made Here. One is the seeming contradiction with the core premise of my book, Leaders Made Here. People always watch the leader(s).

Screw Business as Usual by Richard Branson – Book Review

Modern Servant Leader

When I bought the book, I was not sure which attribute of Sir Richard to expect: all business, life-on-the-edge or philanthropist. It turned out, the book was mostly about the latter – social enterprises in the global economy. The moment I saw the title, I had to read it.

How to Be a Good Dictator (or Not)

Nathan Magnuson

For servant leaders: Caution against emotional reactions to crises and emphasize the need for qualified leaders with thoughtful solutions. For servant leaders: Over-communicate what is most important, including goals and plans regarding direction.

Leadership is Not What You Think it is

Modern Servant Leader

It’s not having your name in the history books. … servant leaders know it is sacrifice and service for stakeholders. Servant Leadership Contrast Leadership Not what you think serivce Stakeholders Leadership is not celebrating victory at the end of the battle. …it’s the sleepless nights mourning the lives your decisions cost. It’s not standing on stage in front of thousands of people.

The Virtue of Humility

Great Leadership By Dan

It's because UPS's leaders are humble and servant-minded. There exists a knowledge of accountability to others, and to the entire organization, that many companies simply don't have because their leaders are more focused on themselves than their people.

Did You Read Any Of These Leadership Books This Summer?

Eric Jacobson

Now that most of summer has gone by, what books did you read? Let me know, and I'll add them to the next recommended list. __ This Memorial Day, as you select the books you plan to read for pleasure this summer, how about adding to the list at least one business book.

From Values to Action: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries "the servant leader" All organizations need effective leadership at all levels and in all areas of their operations “The Institution as Servant” David Whyte From Values to Action: The Four Principles of Values-Based Leadership Harry M. From Values to Action: The Four Principles of Values-Based Leadership Harry M. Jansen Kraemer Jr.

Highlighting Our December Sponsor: Servant Leadership Institute

Lead Change Blog

We are grateful to have the Servant Leadership Institute as our Lead Change Group sponsor for December! Get Inspired with Servant Leadership. In addition, SLI has curated or written a number of leadership books. More about the Servant Leadership Institute.

To Develop a Culture of Trust and Loyalty, Try Sharing Your Leadership

Lead Change Blog

We steer them where we want them to go, but that’s the opposite of what a great leader does or is. A leader inspires and encourages excellent performance, and followers attribute authority to those they trust. Great Leaders Facilitate a Shared Vision.

Leadership is Not What You Think it is

Modern Servant Leader

It’s not having your name in the history books. … servant leaders know it is sacrifice and service for stakeholders. Servant Leadership Contrast Leadership Not what you think serivce Stakeholders Leadership is not celebrating victory at the end of the battle. …it’s the sleepless nights mourning the lives your decisions cost. It’s not standing on stage in front of thousands of people.

What I Wish I Knew When I Started My Career (Part One)

Lead Change Blog

Bronnie Ware is a palliative nurse (a nurse that tends to the dying) who has written a great book and blog titled The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying. Lifting others up as you do so is what it means to be a caring human being with a servant leader mindset.

Sales, Marketing and Social Can Be More Successful: hint – it’s not about your content

Strategy Driven

We were then able to get onto the Buying Decision Team early, lead buyers quickly through their unique decisions, and became great relationship managers, not to mention servant leaders. Facilitative Questions are a type of criteria-recognition tool that facilitates thinking using Servant Leader thinking. And we can become true servant leaders. Her newest book What?

Digital Media and the Future of Your Leadership – Video

Modern Servant Leader

Or, are you going to use this opportunity to be a more effective servant leader ? I pick up every book, I read every website. And then, one day, I come across this term called, “servant leadership”. You see, I recognized that servant leadership is authentic leadership.

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Experts Chime in on “Energizing Leadership:” A Frontline Festival

Let's Grow Leaders

Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival. Who does the leader follow to evolve into the optimum model to follow? In this post, he explains four ways GTD enhance’s a leader’s skills and capability. Miller read the book “Energize Your Leadership!”

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Leadership Insights of a Hostage Negotiator

Michael Lee Stallard

Insights from George’s experience as a hostage negotiator informed his approach to leadership which he describes in an excellent book titled Care to Dare: Unleashing Astonishing Potential Through Secure Based Leadership. Can Aetna’s “Servant Leader” CEO Mark Bertolini Transform Healthcare?

3 Studies Prove Servant Leadership Good for Business

Modern Servant Leader

Opponents of servant leadership argue that the concept sounds good, but it just does not work in business. “Show me one study,” they say, “that proves Servant Leadership works for business.” Here are three studies that prove Servant Leadership is good for business: Good Company Index. In the book “ Good Company “, an extensive study culminating in the “ Good Company Index “, reveals how organizations that are: 1.

7 Ways to Stretch Yourself as a Leader

Ron Edmondson

We can wish for days gone by, but to keep up, leaders will have to stretch themselves and work smarter. In fact, when hiring decisions are made these days, most leaders I know (including me) look for these abilities as much, if not more, than experience or education.

LeadershipNow 140: March 2016 Compilation

Leading Blog

The Dilemma Of The Servant Leader by @LollyDaskal. 7 Things A Leader Must Do To Build The Perfect Team by @Terry.Starbucker. From @JohnBaldoni Pat Conroy: A Final Lesson For Leaders. From @WallyBock The State of Business Books. From @JohnBaldoni Nancy Reagan: The Steely Protector Every Leader Needs. Why Great Leaders are Uncommon by @dbonleadership. 8 Practices Of Highly Successful Leaders by @BrianKDodd.

Questioning Questions

Strategy Driven

Decision Scientists end up gathering incomplete data that creates implementation issues; leaders and coaches push clients toward the change they perceive is needed and often miss the real change needed and possible. Or therapists or managers or leaders say “They’re resisting”.

True Leadership is Social

Mills Scofield

Every once in a while, you are privileged to witness the embodiment of what has become a buzzword, Servant Leadership - someone who is innately wired as a servant leader – authentic, genuine and sincere.

What Mayo Clinic Discovered About Burnout

Michael Lee Stallard

author of an excellent recent book titled Wired to Connect , uses the acronym “C.A.R.E.” It’s time for leaders to encourage people in the workplace to take time to connect. Can Aetna’s “Servant Leader” CEO Mark Bertolini Transform Healthcare?

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Servant Leadership Summit – Highlights and Quotes to Share

Modern Servant Leader

Becky Robinson and the Weaving Influence team pulled together a great webinar on Servant Leadership. Servant Leadership begins with self-examination. Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership. Mark is the bestselling author of 5 books including Chess Not Checkers.

A Review of Mark Miller's The Heart of Leadership

Great Results Team Building

Mark Miller has hit another home run, and anyone seeking to increase their impact and effectiveness as a leader will benefit from this tremendous parable on character based leadership. Good workers are not always great leaders - and this book explains why.

Humility and Leadership | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

While many people immediately conjure-up an image of the ever so confident, bombastic extrovert without an ounce of humility as the picture of what constitutes a real leader, nothing could be further from the truth. Is it possible to be a leader without being humble?

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Why the Need to Build Relationships is a Myth

Strategy Driven

In 1937 Dale Carnegie published his celebrated How to Win Friends and Influence People – the first book suggesting sellers build relationships. It’s by being a true Servant Leader and change facilitator; by entering into a WE Space in which there is a tracit agreement that everyone will be served. Sharon Drew Morgen is a visionary, original thinker, and thought leader in change management and decision facilitation. Her newest book What?

9 Actions to Immediately Improve Your Leadership Skills

Modern Servant Leader

Will these, alone, make you a great leader? But they will help you on your path to becoming a better leader. Hair care directions say, ” lather, rinse and repeat as needed” As a leader, your messages must be lathered, rinsed and repeated. Read Thought Leaders.

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