Servant Leaders Outperform Because They Connect

Michael Lee Stallard

Here’s an example of a servant leader that brings the force of connection to life. Admiral Clark created Value in the Navy’s culture by getting the Master Chiefs – the leaders of the enlisted class — to value the sailors under their command.

Hope in the Workplace

Lead Change Blog

As a leader, you need to understand your job is to help your employees through the unfolding of their life events. Positively affecting the lives of others is one of the most rewarding things leaders can do. Leaders need to plant the purpose first to create hope for the future.

December Leadership Development Carnival

Michael Lee Stallard

I am honored to host the December installment of the Leadership Development Carnival, a collection of helpful leadership advice from top bloggers. Many of this month’s featured posts focus on specific leadership skills we all need to develop. Character of a Leader.

Strengthen Your Servant Leadership Mindset

Lead Change Blog

In this environment, servant leadership can be challenging. While servant leadership runs counter to our social norms, it also contradicts our very nature. As you walk your path of servant leadership, it’s critical that you acknowledge you’re still the self-oriented person you always were, only with higher expectations. If you’re like me, too often you’re not thinking about yourself in a way that’s productive. At first, kids don’t self-sooth productively.

Leader, Know Yourself

Lead Change Blog

How do leaders build credibility with team members? I believe credibility happens when leaders act on their primary responsibility to serve team members. Servant leadership is not easy to do in today’s dog-eat-dog, me-first business environment.

Will Aetna CEO Transform Healthcare (and CEO Leadership While He’s at it)?

Michael Lee Stallard

Bertolini’s dedication to the cause of reforming healthcare and actions as CEO make him a clear example of a servant leader. Servant Leadership Defined. The term “servant leadership” has been around since Robert Greenleaf coined it in 1970.

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October Leadership Development Carnival: Autumn Fun Edition

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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. Dan McCarthy of Great Leadership announces a penalty in Individual Development Plans are Worthless….if

Servant Leadership Flies High from the Cockpit – United 757

Lead Change Blog

So why shouldn’t we know about the “product” we are buying? Lesson One: Servant Leaders think of employees and customers at the same time. Lesson Two: Servant Leaders actively model HOW to reach the customer. PROLOGUE: I wrote this over 9 years ago.

When a Psychopath Inhabits the C-Suite

Michael Lee Stallard

Some end up in correctional institutions while others end up in leadership positions where they create dog-eat-dog cultures or cultures that are indifferent to human beings (this is opposed to Servant Leaders who create “Connection Cultures”). One project we are working on with Scotiabank is creating a monthly piece for leaders entitled Leading with Character. This post is a continuance of my prior post on evil in organizational cultures.

How Could One Word Be So Disruptive?

Lead Change Blog

He was referring to my business tagline, “Develop Leaders to Develop Leaders Based on the Foundation of LOVE,” and to my newly released book, Love Like Louie , for eight-year-olds and up. One requirement of being a servant leader is love—yet most leaders don’t even know how to begin to love their teams. I believe it is time to take a look at how loving others improve culture and productivity in any organization.

The Journey to Servant Leadership

Leading Blog

That’s where servant leadership begins. When Art Barter bought Datron World Communications in 2004, he was determined to create a servant leadership culture in his organization. Leaders must educate to the point of ownership. But the servant leader says, “We’re here to help you.

43 Best Leadership Books to Skyrocket Your Career

Miles Anthony Smith

Even if you manage to find what appears to be solid leadership advice, does it actually help you advance your career and become a better leader? Leadership books aren't a magic cure-all that turns you into a great leader overnight. The Case for Servant Leadership Author Kent M.

LeadershipNow 140: December 2013 Compilation

Leading Blog

Leading, When You Are Not The Leader by @toddbnielsen. 7 Characteristics of a Good Leader by @RobertCordray. From @TalentCulture : Becoming A Leader Others Want To Follow. How leaders seek the best in others? Two Things All Good Leaders Do by @RonEdmondson.

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. 6 Ways to Stay Productive When You’re Completely Overwhelmed by Karin Hurt at @LetsGrowLeaders. From @JohnBaldoni Pat Conroy: A Final Lesson For Leaders. From @JohnBaldoni Nancy Reagan: The Steely Protector Every Leader Needs. Why Great Leaders are Uncommon by @dbonleadership.

Leadership & Creating an Environment of Service

You're Not the Boss of Me

A lot has been said about the leader as “servant”. Still others will make every effort to embrace the notion of the Servant Leader but find themselves exhausted, confused and possibly resentful because people seem to be walking all over them.

Interview with David McCuistion of Vanguard Organizational Leadership (VOL)

Modern Servant Leader

David McCuistion is a Modern Servant Leader subscriber and fellow Servant Leadership advocate. When I heard of his military background, Servant Leadership experience and his platform in Vanguard Organizational Leadership , I asked him for an interview. He kindly obliged, below… Servant Leadership Questions and Answers. How do you define Servant Leadership? Why do you advocate Servant Leadership? How did you learn of Servant Leadership?

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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What’s Your Leadership Marque?

Lead Change Blog

Take this further than retail and physical products. As a leader, this is no different…. Do your followers recognize you as a leader or a manager? A servant leader or a narcissistic one? Remember, a group takes on the demeanor of the leader.

Leadership Insights of a Hostage Negotiator

Michael Lee Stallard

In his TED Talk, neuroscientist Matthew Lieberman described human connection is a superpower because it makes people healthier, happier and more productive. First, it focuses on developing a leader’s ability to connect with the people he or she leads to create feelings of safety and security.

What’s Your Leadership Marque?

Lead Change Blog

Take this further than retail and physical products. As a leader, this is no different…. Do your followers recognize you as a leader or a manager? A servant leader or a narcissistic one? Remember, a group takes on the demeanor of the leader.

Leaders: Born or Made? | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Posted on July 20th, 2010 by admin in Leadership By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth Leaders: born or made? Moreover, all leaders, born or made, can improve their ability with desire, experience and effort. They were the born leaders we all grew up with.

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Connection Cultures in Faith Communities

Michael Lee Stallard

Session 1 – The Case for Connection Session 2 – Creating a Connection Culture Session 3 – Inspiring Identity Session 4 – Knowledge Flow Session 5 – Committed Members and Servant Leaders No Comment No comments yet Posting your comment.

Top Leadership Bloggers’ Recent Best Posts

Michael Lee Stallard

Welcome to the November 7, 2010, early bird edition of leadership development carnival! Moving Forward In An Uncertain World posted at Epic Living – Leadership Development Career Management Training Executive Life Coaching Author. Erik Samdahl presents Emotional Dimwits Need Not Apply posted at Productivity Blog. nissim ziv presents What are the Qualities of a Good Leader? When truth speaks and the leader acts, change happens.

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

Strategy Driven

Our products are terrific. it might be just a resource); Social believes that by engaging in relationships over time and developing trust, followers will come back when they are ready. I’ve heard it said that 80% of buyers you’re following now will buy a similar product (not yours) within 2 years of your connection; that’s the time it took them to make decisions that wouldn’t disrupt – the time of the sales cycle. And we can become true servant leaders.

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”.

Thought-full Thursday: Christmas Gifts for Leaders to Give

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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. Mary Jo Asmus Posted in Uncategorized 2 Responses to “Thought-full Thursday: Christmas Gifts for Leaders to Give&# Dan Rockwell : December 23, 2010 at 5:35 pm Mary Jo, You matter! This blog is for leaders and those who help them to be more intentional about relationships at work.

19 Key Leadership Competencies & Behaviors from 29 Top Experts

Miles Anthony Smith

True leadership starts with the leader working on herself first and serving her team, not the other way around. It’s why I wrote my book Why Leadership Sucks™ … to highlight the fact that servant leadership is the best way to go. As a Leader, SHOW THEM POSSIBILITY.

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7 Ways to Enjoy Others at Work

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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. It’s not worth stressing over if it gets in the way of developing the great relationships you need to get work done well.

Memorial Day Leadership Lessons

N2Growth Blog

While it is clearly not necessary for an executive to have military experience to be an effective leader, I would submit that today’s business leaders would do well to possess the characteristics of a warrior in their pursuit to become better leaders and to build better organizations.

Why Consensus Kills Team Building | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

The gist of the argument seems to be that for teams to be productive, employees have to feel “empowered&# by having an equal voice. And as odd as it may sound, one of the greatest impediments to building productive teams is practicing management by consensus.

From predictability to potential

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. Yet there are many stories that show that, with the right attitude on the part of the leader, human predictability is a myth.

Giving Away Your Gifts

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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. Leaders, especially, need to consider the non-material gifts they have that can be given to others “for the greater good”.

Influencing Creativity and Innovation

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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. Use discernment: Leaders can stifle curiosity by expressing their own opinions about new ideas too soon.

How to Inspire Others | Aspire-CS

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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. It truly provides us with a pathway for imagining what it means to be an inspirational leader.

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Why Your Employees Count as Much as Your Clients

Strategy Driven

What effective managers and leaders must recognize is that it begins with caring about the people who drive your business. Developing a culture of caring within your organization to engage your employees is vital to the strategy to drive success to your business.

How Humble Leadership Really Works

Harvard Business Review

When you’re a leader — no matter how long you’ve been in your role or how hard the journey was to get there — you are merely overhead unless you’re bringing out the best in your employees. Unfortunately, many leaders lose sight of this. Power, as my colleague Ena Inesi has studied, can cause leaders to become overly obsessed with outcomes and control, and, therefore, treat their employees as means to an end. Organizational Development Book.

Author Interview: “The 8 Essential Skills for Supervisors and.

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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. It is so important for leaders to grow personally and not overlook criticism.

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In Praise of Leaders Who Give Meaning to Labor

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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. Workforce leaders have a central role in helping to define how people feel about their work.

Ten little “ings” that improve your leadership

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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. Developing yourself and others to create a continuous learning culture.

Thought-full Thursday: The Words You Use

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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 power to communicate is the key to forging productive relationships.

Thought-full Thursday: Appreciative Leadership

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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. I wish more leaders asked themselves these questions and followed David Cooperrider’s advice.

Buying Decisions, Buying Decision Path, Buy Cycles, and Pre-Sales

Strategy Driven

When I started up a tech company in London in 1983 and became a ‘buyer’ I realized the problem and developed a new skill set to migrate it. And I’ve developed terms that help sellers think through the steps that help buyers buy. I’d like to set the record straight.

14 Leadership Studies – Quick Overview of Leadership

CO2

There are dozens of fascinating theories from the field that can help you become a better leader or at the very least offer insights into the reasons why we act the way we do when leading or being led. LEADER-MEMBER EXCHANGE THEORY. SERVANT LEADERSHIP THEORY.