Are Servant Leaders Obsolete?

Lead Change Blog

The current public personas of people whom we would title “leaders” are a far cry from the model Robert Greenleaf developed during his 40 years with American Telephone and Telegraph (now AT&T). In 1964 he took an early retirement to found the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership.

Are You a Closeted Servant Leader?

Let's Grow Leaders

Are you afraid to talk about leadership development at work? Would you like to invest more in developing your people, but worry that your boss will pooh pooh the idea? This week, I had the honor of co-hosting the Online Servant Leadership Summit with Becky Robinson.

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10 Traits to Identify Potential New Servant Leaders

Ron Edmondson

One of the most important tasks of a leader is to identify potential new leaders. If a church or organization is to grow, finding new leaders is critical. Equally vital is the quality of leaders being discovered. Where do we find a continual pool of new leaders?

7 Qualities Servant-Leaders Expect From Others

Leadership Freak

Servant-leaders fail when they tolerate self-serving in others. Don’t be the only servant in the room. The ultimate goal of servant-leadership isn’t serving for the sake… Continue reading → Servant-leadership Culture Leadership Development organizational success servant leaders Serving One-way service is naive, wasteful, and irresponsible.

7 Powerful Qualities of Servant-Leaders

Leadership Freak

People aren’t in organizations to serve leaders. Leaders are in… Continue reading → Culture Servant-leadership Leadership Development Organizational Development organizational success Every act of leadership is an act of service. Anything less is exploitation. The higher you go, the more people you get to serve.

SERVANT Leaders are Authentic – 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 next principle in the SERVANT Leadership acronym is Authentic. A great leader is the same in private as they are in public. What Authentic 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.

12 Ways Servant Leaders Serve Others so Others are Free to Serve Others

Leadership Freak

Servant-leadership turns reciprocity outward. ” Servant leaders serve others so others are free to serve others. The normal rules… Continue reading → Servant-leadership Leadership DevelopmentReciprocity represents a shrinking circle of mutual benefit. “You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours.”

The Dilemma Of The Servant Leader

Lead from Within

Most servant leaders pride themselves on being leaders who—well, serve. Richard is an excellent leader and a smart man. but recently he told me he felt he was failing as a leader. So why would a great man and an even better leader feel like he was failing?

SERVANT Leaders are Resolute – 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 next principle in the SERVANT Leadership acronym is Resolute. Resolve is necessary both to establish a culture of servant leadership and to achieve objectives.

The Mind of a Servant Leader

Linked 2 Leadership

It is called “Servant Leadership.&# New and Radical Robert Greenleaf introduced the business world to Servant Leadership through his work at AT&T in the 1970’s. Leadership vs. Management Leading & Developing Other Leaders Practical Steps to Influence Servant LeadershipA new leadership idea was introduced not too long ago that is impacting the world in which we live and work.

SERVANT Leaders are Needful – 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. We’re near the end of our series on the definition of Servant Leadership through the acronym SERVANT. What NEEDFUL Looks Like for Leaders.

SERVANT Leaders are Virtuous – 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 next principle in the SERVANT Leadership acronym is Virtuous. The virtuous leader has high moral standards and leads their organization by example in this regard.

10 New Year’s Resolutions for the Servant Leader

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development [link] As this year winds down, I’m preoccupied with the question of how I can be more effective next year. Author information Mark Miller Mark Miller is a business leader, best-selling author and communicator. He teamed up with Ken Blanchard, co-author of The One Minute Manager to write The Secret : What Great Leaders Know and Do. In addition to his writing, Mark loves speaking to leaders.

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.

WANTED: An Un-Corruptible (Servant) Leader

Linked 2 Leadership

I live and work in Southern California where as of late the newspapers have been full of stories for months about corruptible city leaders that have misappropriated money, taken bribes, stolen whatever wasn’t nailed down and an assortment of other activities that were not part of their job descriptions. Future Leadership Issues Leading & Developing Other Leaders Servant Leadership business Coaching leadership Management

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.

The Leader and the Boss

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Are you a leader? Do you know the difference between the leader and the boss? In this article, you will be able to differentiate between the two and distinguish if you are a leader or you are acting as a boss.

Servant not Slave

Leadership Freak

Leaders serve. Servant leadership has nothing to do with slavery. Servant leadership: Servant leaders make life better for others. Servant leaders serve freely and joyfully. Appreciation Culture Leading Marks of leaders Taking others higher Values Leadership Leadership Development servant leaders servant leadership They aren’t slaves. Slaves are owned, oppressed, and abused.

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.

Do You Have What it Takes to be a Mature Leader?

Lead Change Blog

Qualities of an adult: developed, grown, advanced.). That is a responsibility of an adult, and a leader. What mature leaders don’t do. Long-time leaders may know how to deliver a strong ROI. Leaders may pursue engagement by bringing employees together to gather input.

Leading a significant life

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Deep within each one of us there is an inner desire to live a life of significance and contribution. Tal is passionate about leadership development and making a positive difference in the lives of others.

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Driven to Lead & Succeed: Four Thoughts on Service & Aspiration

General Leadership

GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Guest Posts aspirations career success driven goal achievement Leadership self-development Servant Leader service

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.

Everything I Learned About Servant Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development On March 6 and 7, I attended the World Leaders Conference 2013 in West Palm Beach, Florida. This was my second time attending this dynamic conference focused on defining the philosophy and practice of servant leadership.

Serving as a Leader

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Servant Leadership is one the most effective ways to make a positive impact on your organization and the members within it. We have all heard the saying “Lead By Example,” but Servant Leadership takes leading by example to the next level. Leadership is about developing, growing and serving others. Servant leaders focus on the needs [.].

Crowdsourced from Our Instigators: What Are You Giving Away?

Lead Change Blog

Leadership Development Authentic Character Growth Servant Leaders “We give energy, even life, to our world when we take the best of who we are and give it away.” ” ~Mike Henry, Chief Instigator of the Lead Change Group.

1 Way to Define Your Leadership

Lead Change Blog

His passion is in helping leaders be better leaders, and in helping people achieve career success. Leadership Development Character-based Leadership Growth Inspiration lead change Leadership Legacy Servant Leaders

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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A Challenge for Leaders

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Coaching Leadership Development “Despite the economic recession, more employees are looking for opportunities outside of their organization than in 2008, suggesting that 2011 will be a challenging year for retention (and a hot market for firms to attract top talent).”

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

Lead Change Blog

In this post , I presented three reality checks leaders must give themselves in 2016. You need strong foundational work and pillars that may take months if not years to develop. The best leaders never stop learning and growing. A self-aware leader also shows resilience.

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.

Civility: The New Employee Attraction and Retention Strategy

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Light Your World Value Creation Workplace Issues Workplace attractiveness is an optimistic attitude or a positive emotion an individual has towards an organization (Aiman-Smith et al. Leadership Development Light Your World Value Creation Workplace Issues Character-based Leadership civility employee attraction employee retention Servant Leaders Trust

Everything I Learned About Collaborative Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Leadership Development Partnerships Collaborate Community partnerships Servant Leaders

Avoid The Dark Side Of Being A Role Model

Lead Change Blog

This can deny them the opportunity to develop their own resourcefulness. He reminds leaders this works best when you role model taking on a task even when “it’s not your job.” ” So what’s a leader to do?

Behaviors that May Seem Inconsistent with Servant Leadership

Leadership Freak

Servant leaders aren’t pussy cats, doormats, or spineless wonders. You have the wrong idea if servant leadership makes you think of picking daisies while holding hands. Servant leaders hunger for success. They don’t… Continue reading → Servant-leadership Leadership Development

Defining Moments In Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development The Lead Change Group is a global, virtual community dedicated to instigating a Character-Based Leadership Revolution. Leadership Development Character Character-based Leadership lead change Leadership Servant Leaders valuesThis summer Lead Change Tulsa hosted a panel discussion about Defining Moments in Leadership.

Two Leadership Models

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development In leadership, there are two distinct organizational models. Leadership Development Servant Leaders Servant Leadership ValueSince few things are quite so black-and-white, we might consider them to be two ends of a continuium, with a virtually limitless number of stops between the two. But at their core, the distinction between the two comes down to one question: who in the organization produces [.].

No Joke: The April 1st, 2013 Leadership Development Carnival

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the April 1st, 2013 Leadership Development Carnival! However, this year is different, because I get to host the April Carnival and bring you an outstanding collection of the “best of the best” in leadership development. leadership development carnival

Teaching is Leading

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development In the Lead Change Google+ community, we host a Question of the Week. Leadership Development Authentic Community Inspiration Servant Leaders