Aim Higher: Servant Leaders Sell Rather Than Tell

Skip Prichard

Traits of a Servant Leader. Remnants of that behavior, though, still remain in many companies and for many leaders, especially in times of stress and for many people new to their leadership roles. Some may not want to be leaders—yet—but they want a seat at the table.

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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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.

Preview Thursday – The Art of Servant Leadership II

Lead Change Blog

Taken from the Introduction of The Art of Servant Leadership II by Art Barter. In The Art of Servant Leadership II, we offer a case study in transforming a company into a servant-led organization. In today’s corporate world, that’s called increased productivity.

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.

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.

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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The Serving Leader

Lead Change Blog

Servant leaders are at the helm of some of the world’s largest companies. Rather than be served, servant leaders put the needs of their people and organizations first, helping them reach new heights. The post The Serving Leader appeared first on Lead Change.

First Look: Leadership Books for July 2017

Leading Blog

The Bridge to Growth : How Servant Leaders Achieve Better Results and Why It Matters Now More Than Ever by Jude Rake. Love Leads : The Spiritual Connection Between Your Relationships and Productivity by Steve Greene. Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in July. Designed Leadership by Moura Quayle. Exactly What to Say : The Magic Words for Influence and Impact by Phil M Jones.

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Servant Leadership in Action

Leading Blog

T HROUGH THE PAGES of Servant Leadership in Action , we get a clearer picture of what servant leadership is and isn’t. The leadership aspect of servant leadership is the responsibility of the traditional hierarchy. To me, that’s what servant leadership is all about.”.

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.

Responsive Leadership: Needed Now More Than Ever

Leading Blog

The idea that leaders are trustworthy, honest, and can be relied on to operate in the best interest of the public, the employee, the student, the parishioner, or even the shareholder has been shattered. Empathy is considered foundational to workplace cooperation and productive collaboration.

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. SLI’s webinars are designed to show you how to put servant leader behaviors into practice.

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.

Servant Leadership Observer ? November 2010

Modern Servant Leader

The Modern Servant Leader Servant Leadership & Technology. September 20, 2011 Servant Leadership. Servant Leadership Intro. Servant Leader Posts. Servant Leadership Academic Programs & Education Opportunities. Servant Leadership.

Lead Like a Curling Sweeper

Modern Servant Leader

The sport of Curling makes an excellent analogy for servant leadership. In this sport, each player must lead in a way, but the Sweeper is like the servant leader. “The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. In between, the leader is a servant.”

My Biggest Leadership Pet Peeve

Joseph Lalonde

Leadership pet peeves are the things you see other leaders doing that bother you. You know, like the leader that: Disrespects his team members. Leadership pet peeves are those things that bother you when other leaders do them. When leaders are selfish, they take, take, take.

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.

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.

This ONE WORD is the Defining Trait of Winning Teammates

Great Results Team Building

Winning Teammates are what we all hope to work with, and what all of our team leaders and colleagues hope that we will be like in our daily interactions. There is a long list of things that Winning Teammates consistently DO to make their teams more profitable and productive.

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.

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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.

What Mayo Clinic Discovered About Burnout

Michael Lee Stallard

In Connection Culture , I lay out the scientific evidence that connection makes us smarter, happier, healthier and more productive. The decades-old push for productivity in organizations has had unintended consequences.

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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?

Happiness is an inside job


According to Shawn, studies indicate that people who are happy are: 37% more successful at sales, 3 times more creative, 31% more productive, and 10 times more engaged. I’ve always wondered why leaders I know with positive outlooks seemed to be more successful at work than others: Mike, the leader whose organization’s sales are consistently through the roof in a very competitive market before, during and after a recession.

Steve Jobs vs. Herb Kelleher – Hero Worship vs. Servant Leadership

Modern Servant Leader

I am a fan of many Apple products and believe Steve Jobs played a critical role in Apple’s success. However, following his passing, there were many people who referred to him as a great leader. I want to ensure our young leaders do not confuse hero worship with great leadership.

For More Dependability, Ask Your Team to “Hold the Rope”

Great Results Team Building

And even more importantly, I think it would be amazing and productive to have each person contact and extend a hand of service and offer of advice and assistance to the person whose name was the answer to question two.

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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.

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.

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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The 3 Dimensions of Leading with Trust – Becoming the Leader Your People Deserve

Leading with Trust

Let me ask you a question: Do you believe trust is critical and important to your success as a leader? This past week I posed that question to 120 family business owners and leaders representing dozens of industries across the Midwest United States and 100% answered in the affirmative.

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.

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.

Creating Unexpected Wins: Leadership Lessons from “Team Short People”

RapidStart Leadership

The taller group just so happened to have both of the team leaders, most of our strongest individuals, and three of the four men. So as a leader, how can you maximize your team’s unexpected strengths, and create more moment like this? Leaders look for what makes their team unique.

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December Leadership Development Carnival

Michael Lee Stallard

For example, in “ Seven Ways to Sell Your Ideas to Management ,” Joel Garfinkle of the Career Advancement Blog shares how to present your ideas in order to get them implemented – a skill you need to master if you want to be an influential leader in your company. Character of a Leader.

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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Viral Engagement on a Global Scale

Strategy Driven

Across the globe, 85% of employees are either not engaged or are disengaged at work, according to Gallop’s State of the Global Workplace report, which estimates approximately $7 trillion in lost productivity.

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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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.

Thought-full Thursday: Christmas Gifts for Leaders to Give


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.

7 Ways to Enjoy Others at Work


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. All of us, at some time in our career, have the privilege of working with a leader who enjoys us. We were productive to no end!