Are Servant Leaders Obsolete?

Lead Change Blog

It’s a question that has many of us in the leadership resiliency field pondering with great uneasiness. After decades in corporate America, Greenleaf’s research led him to a growing suspicion that the power-centered authoritarian leadership style so prominent in U.S.

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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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

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

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.”

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

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.

10 New Year’s Resolutions for the Servant Leader

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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.

Servant not Slave

Leadership Freak

Leaders serve. Servant leadership has nothing to do with slavery. Servant leadership: Servant leaders make life better for others. Resentment and bitterness reveal self-serving leadership. Servant leaders serve freely and joyfully. Appreciation Culture Leading Marks of leaders Taking others higher Values Leadership Leadership Development servant leaders servant leadership

Leading a significant life

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

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Does this influence the effectiveness and maturity of your leadership? 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.

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.

Crowdsourced from Our Instigators: What Are You Giving Away?

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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.

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.

Serving as a Leader

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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 [.].

1 Way to Define Your Leadership

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Author information Alan Derek Utley Principal at Alan Derek Utley Alan is a Human Resources Director, Leadership Coach, and University Instructor in Management. His passion is in helping leaders be better leaders, and in helping people achieve career success.

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

A Challenge for Leaders

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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).”

Civility: The New Employee Attraction and Retention Strategy

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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

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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. By way of introduction, a recap of why reality checks matter: The essence of leadership lies within who you are and how you behave. The best leaders never stop learning and growing.

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

Lead Change Blog

Leadership is not for the faint of heart. The essence of leadership lies within who you are and how you behave. In fact, leadership and character are one and the same. Becoming a leader means embarking on a courageous journey of strength and integrity.

Defining Moments In Leadership

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

Avoid The Dark Side Of Being A Role Model

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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?

Two Leadership Models

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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 [.].

Teaching is Leading

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

Leadership is Love

Lead Change Blog

The other day, an esteemed colleague and I were having a discussion about why it seemed so difficult for some leaders, or others in authority at work, to see employees as humans and treat them accordingly. It compelled me to … Continue reading → Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders. Leadership Development Leadership love Servant Leaders Servant Leadership service Valentines Day

Are You a Servant Leader? Whom Do You Serve?

The Practical Leader

Recent Client work with culture change, service/quality improvement, safety, and leadership development has led to discussions of values, intentions, and drivers of behavior change. “ In his article, “Are You a Level-Six Leader? Are You a Level-Six Leader?

Sacrifice and Service

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In prosperous times, it’s tempting to think of leaders as those who make the most money, who are “in charge,&# or who have the most authority. Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders. Leadership Development Memorial Day purpose sacrifice Servant Leaders Servant Leadership serve serviceOn US Memorial Day, I’d like to take a minute again this year and thank the families of those who fell in service to our country.

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. More of leadership is caught than taught. One is the seeming contradiction with the core premise of my book, Leaders Made Here. People always watch the leader(s).

5 Ways to be Thankful Like a Leader

Leadership Freak

Servant-leaders ask, “What’s in it for others?” Open your heart before you have everything … … Continue reading → Gratitude Leading Leadership DevelopmentWhen people think of you, are their hearts filled with gratitude? If they are, it’s because you poured value into their lives. Image source 7 principles of generosity, gratitude, and influence: The opportunity to give indicates you have already received.

How to Get What You Want Without Being a Jerk

Leadership Freak

But servant leaders put others first. Aggressive jerk-leaders live in fear – the fear that they won’t get what they… Continue reading → Influence Marks of leaders Leadership Leadership Development Jerks put their needs ahead of yours. The message of aggression is “Me first.”

How to Nudge Selfish People Toward Service

Leadership Freak

Service is repulsive to self-serving jerks, but self-service limits leaders. To servant leaders, serving is opportunity. 4 facets of service:… Continue reading → Servant-leadership Leadership DevelopmentThe more you serve yourself, the more you expect others to serve you.

Stir Yourself Up.

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development to hear ideas from the Unusual Suspects in your organization Be relentless in your exploration of what you stand for as a leader Move on from peers who blindly build support status quo thinking Investigate with curiosity ways to re-imagine what works Communicate. Leadership Development make a difference self-less leadership Servant Leaders

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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 leader-first and the servant-first are two extreme types. You will serve others best by helping them to grow and develop.

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

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Yet over the years I have learned that leadership culture has changed. 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.

Servant Leadership Flies High from the Cockpit – United 757

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Lesson One: Servant Leaders think of employees and customers at the same time. Lesson Two: Servant Leaders actively model HOW to reach the customer. It seems my comments on servant leadership were things he’d been practicing and he just wanted me to know more.

The Exceptional Strength of Followership

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Articles of Faith: Leading through Challenges

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Servant Leadership Leadership Lessons Learned Coaching Corner Articles of Faith Leadership Development leadership servant leader Inspiration leadership skills Self-development courageWe all face challenges on our path to achieving our goals. But what do we do when we face challenges from specific people? Do we run from it, hide from it, or just bury our head in the sand and ignore it?

What great leaders know and do

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Posted in Leadership Development [link] The best leaders have a secret. Certainly, great leaders are women and men of extraordinary vision who rally people to pursue a preferred future. The best leaders do more than cast a compelling vision — [.]. Leadership Development Character Servant Leaders smartblog for leadership smartbrief VisionIt’s what enables them to outperform the rest. Do you know what it is?