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.

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.

The Trouble With Servant Leaders

Let's Grow Leaders

It was time for her to find something new. ”I can’t […] The post The Trouble With Servant Leaders appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. “I’ve failed.”

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?

Are You a Closeted Servant Leader?

Let's Grow Leaders

Are you afraid to talk about leadership development at work? This week, I had the honor of co-hosting the Online Servant Leadership Summit with Becky Robinson. My boss has no idea I participate in such things, we just don’t talk about leadership development around here.

Servant Leaders Aren’t Doormats

Leadership Freak

Serving for results is servant leadership. In organizational life, the goal … … Continue reading → Author Book Notes Servant-leadership Serving Book Giveaway! 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.

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.”

SERVANT Leaders are Selfless – 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 first principle in the SERVANT Leadership acronym is Selfless. This captures the selfless nature of leadership in a simple statement.

Why I Started The Modern Servant Leader

Modern Servant Leader

I’d seen other leaders achieve better results, without leaving a wake of bodies. It was time to study leadership and understand what made some succeed without such collateral damage. I spent years researching all kinds of leadership “styles” What was in vogue, what was not. What the latest book recommended by Harvard Business Review said and what popular leaders proclaimed. I discovered Servant Leadership. Leadership is service.

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.

When Servant-Leaders Choose to Advantage Others – Even if it Hurts

Leadership Freak

The choice between personal advantage and organizational advantage speaks to the heart of servant leadership. Win-win” is challenging when YOU win later… Continue reading → Backstabbers Failure Marks of leaders Personal Growth Servant-leadership Success Taking others higher Growth Leadership organizational successPutting the team first sounds great until advantaging others disadvantages you.

Harry Potter as Servant Leader

Next Level Blog

Current Affairs LeadershipThis past Monday night, my wife Diane and I had a once a lifetime experience. We got to attend the red carpet premiere of the last Harry Potter movie at Lincoln Center in New York. Diane has to be. Please click the headline to read the whole story.

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.

Please Vote for Modern Servant Leader Today!

Modern Servant Leader

I’ve been running this blog to advocate servant leadership adoption and digital media action, for free, since 2008. I want to continue spreading servant leadership adoption and digital media action, to help others succeed. Can I get 1 minute of your time?

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.

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.”

Servant Leadership Explained via Santa the Bad Boss and Rudolph the Servant Leader

Modern Servant Leader

Santa Claus is really a bad boss, here are several examples of his poor leadership behavior: Santa Claus the Bad Boss. In contrast, the reindeer team leader, Rudolph, shows excellent leadership skills. But did that stop him from serving all his detractors with excellent leadership? Here are many reasons Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer, should be recognized as a servant leader: Rudolph the Servant Leader.

Leadership Quotes for Servant Leaders

Modern Servant Leader

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?

When a Servant Leader is Fired – Market Basket Demonstrates the Cost of Terminating a Servant Leader CEO

Modern Servant Leader

Market Basket Stakeholders Rally to Support Their Servant Leader. terminated long-time CEO and apparent servant leader , Arthur T. What is a Servant Leader? is a servant leader. A servant leader is S elfless, E mpathetic, R esolute, V irtuous, A uthentic, N ascent and T horough (SERVANT). One side practices servant leadership and the other, well, does not seem to do so. Servant Leadership Arthur S.

A Super Bowl Servant Leader

Next Level Blog

My main goal in this post is to share some Steelers coach Mike Tomlin-inspired thoughts on servant leadership. Current Affairs Leadership Personal PresenceIt’s Monday morning and time to break down the Super Bowl. Have to spend a little time. Please click the headline to read the whole story.

Be a Great Leader. A Great – Servant – Leader

Ron Edmondson

The greatest among you must be a servant. He didn’t say that one who is great because they are a servant couldn’t also be a leader. I think we give leadership a bad connotation sometimes. And, because of that I think we rob the church of some great servant leaders.

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. The resolve of a leader is also vital to achieving results.

The Mind of a Servant Leader

Linked 2 Leadership

A new leadership idea was introduced not too long ago that is impacting the world in which we live and work. 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. It was a dramatic shift from command-and-control leadership models that [.].

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.

I Serve You, You Serve the Consumer -Servant Leader

Modern Servant Leader

” That’s the message from a servant leader boss. Instead, it’s a statement that when a leader serves their team, the team serves their consumer effectively. If the CEO says they serve investors rather than employees, is the leadership model broken? Servant Leadership Board of Directors Bosses Employees I serve you Investors You serve Consumers “I serve you, you serve the consumer.”

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. What Virtuous Looks Like for Leaders. Virtuous Attributes of Servant Leaders.

Servant Leader, You Are Not Alone

Modern Servant Leader

When dirty politics is standard, on-the-job training, but leadership courses are few and far between, you are not alone. When leadership fails to serve and you alone, seem opposed to the toxicity proliferating your organization, you are not alone. You are not alone, servant leader.

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

Choose To Serve

Joseph Lalonde

The ethos behind leadership has changed drastically in the last 10-15 years. We’ve seen leadership become more self-centered and me-driven. Leadership has slowly drifted away from helping others to helping the leader. What Went Wrong With Leadership.

Continuing the Mission – Leadership Drives Culture During Transition

General Leadership

GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! A change in leadership is not a change in mission.

Servant Leadership and Command Decisions

Lead Change Blog

The topic of my talk was servant leadership. He asked about those times in a leader’s life when they need to push the organization forward; when servant leaders need to use their power to make decisions. My response started with it’s all about your motive as a leader. Yes, there will be times when a leader needs to make a command decision and tell the organization how to move forward. How you do this is what matters to servant leaders.

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

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

Continuing the Mission – How to Exit Gracefully (And Why You Should)

General Leadership

GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Leadership to me means duty, honor, country. This month, I continue my series on successful leadership transition.

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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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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.

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Are You a Servant Leader or a Leadership Warrior?

Linked 2 Leadership

I have recently called upon the leaders of the world to start a LEADERSHIP REVOLUTION (Post 1) (Post 2). Calling All Leaders One of the most common terms used for good leadership these days is SERVANT [.]. Servant LeadershipIn order to make my dream become a reality, we need to employ some proactive, aggressive action right away.

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.

Leadership at Two Levels

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Mark Miller: Leadership is a fascinating quality. There are countless articles, studies and opinions about what makes good leadership. Let’s take a look at leadership on two levels: leading yourself and your team. leaders leadership mark miller