• LEAD FROM WITHIN  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2017
    [Servant Leader] Your Best Manager Podcast: Treasure in the Shadows
    As founder and CEO of Lead From Within, her proprietary leadership program is engineered to be a catalyst for leaders who want to enhance performance and make a meaningful difference in their companies, their lives, and the world. 9:58 What is a leader? If people follow you under any circumstances, you are a leader. K – Knight, someone who is loyal, who serves and protects – servant leaders.
  • QASPIRE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 17, 2017
    [Servant Leader] Self-Expression Through Service
    We all know about great examples of servant leaders from Gandhi to Mandela. It doesn’t matter if you are an artist, employee, a team member, a leader or an entrepreneur – you are paid to serve something or someone. “Everyone can be great because everyone can serve.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. Service is the highest form of self-expression ” read the title of an editorial in Times of India by Janina Gomes and it got me thinking about service.
  • RAPIDSTART LEADERSHIP  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2017
    [Servant Leader] Waiting for the Light to Change
    But leaders don’t wait. A leader is someone who improves the lives of others. Leaders improve the lives of others. Leaders know it’s always OK to proceed to offer a kind word, praise positive performance, or go the extra mile. Leaders know there’s no traffic jam of too many people offering encouragement, doing a little bit extra for someone on the team, or taking up the slack when someone is having a tough time. Are you waiting for permission to proceed?
  • LEAD CHANGE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017
    [Servant Leader] Are You Smoking What You’re Selling?
    We welcome Mark Miller for the final post in a five-part series defining the core principles of Leaders Made Here. One is the seeming contradiction with the core premise of my book, Leaders Made Here. However, the truth in this statement underscores why existing leaders have a vital role in creating and maintaining a leadership culture. People always watch the leader(s). Do you invest time mentoring less experienced leaders?
  • ERIC JACOBSON  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017
    [Servant Leader] Ten Ways To Improve Your Connection Skills
    Plus, you'll likely also enjoy reading Stallard's examples of well-known leaders who created a connection culture , including: Bono of U2 Alan Mulally of Ford Coach K of Duke men's basketball Ed Catmull of Pixar and Disney Animation Stallard is co-founder and president of E Pluribus Partners. "Connection is what transforms a dog-eat-dog environment into a sled-dog team that pulls together," says Michael Lee Stallard , author of the book, Connection Culture.
  • N2GROWTH BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017
    [Servant Leader] Leadership in Cybersecurity
    Today’s security leader must keep their pulse on a plethora of security initiatives. Below is a list of security initiatives that a security leader would either manage or have parallel impact upon within a business: Data security. Today’s information security leaders are faced with: Technology aligned reporting structure. Security leaders are primarily reporting to the CIO. The new leader in information security must be envisioned as a leader integrator.
  • LEAD CHANGE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017
    [Servant Leader] Are Servant Leaders Obsolete?
    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. Today, Greenleaf’s servant leadership can be found in the work of authors and educators like Ken Blanchard, Stephen Covey, Margaret Wheatley, Jack Zenger, and Warren Bennis.
  • RON EDMONDSON  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2017
    [Servant Leader] 5 Ways Leaders Can’t Be “Normal” Today
    And, hopefully “normal” is a play on words for most leaders now. In addition to systems and structures – for a leader to be successful today – leaders must engage a team on personal levels. In informal leadership environments, the way a leader leads is often more important than the knowledge or management abilities of the leader. Leaders must ask lots of questions to understand personal values of others. Raise up new leaders.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2017
    [Servant Leader] Continuing the Mission – How to Exit Gracefully (And Why You Should)
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Regardless of the reason we may be handing off the reins to a successor–good or bad–how we manage that transition says a great deal about us as people and leaders.… Guest Posts Executive Leadership Mickey Addison Servant Leader transition
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2017
    [Servant Leader] Continuing the Mission – Leadership Drives Culture During Transition
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! The focus of January is the transition of leadership in the White House, so it’s a good time to talk about how successful leaders transition. Guest Posts Challenge character Communication Leadership Mickey Addison new guy Servant Leader success Team the last 100 days transition
  • RON EDMONDSON  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 2017
    [Servant Leader] Do You Lead Leaders or Lead Followers?
    At some point every leader must decide. In my leadership experience there are two kinds of leaders. There are those who are willing to lead leaders and those who will only lead followers. Some leaders refuse to be leaders of leaders. Sadly I have witnessed many pastors who fall into “follower only” category, refusing to allow leaders to develop in the church. Every leader has followers or they would be no one to lead.
  • LEAD CHANGE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2016
    [Servant Leader] What I Wish I Knew When I Started My Career (Part One)
    Lifting others up as you do so is what it means to be a caring human being with a servant leader mindset. I’m blessed enough to get the opportunity to speak at universities all over the country and the question I’m most often asked by students is, “What do you know now that you wish you knew, back then, when you started your career?”. I thought I’d share a response to this question in an attempt to serve any of the younger, or younger at heart, Lead Change readers.
  • JOSEPH LALONDE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2016
    [Servant Leader] Choose To Serve
    Leadership has slowly drifted away from helping others to helping the leader. Instead of seeing leaders looking out for their team members, they sense leaders are out for themselves. Their leaders want to eat first and eat the most. Leaders have been taught to be self-serving. Instead, leaders need to be serving others. Why A Servant Leader Works. There have been servant leaders throughout history. Be a servant leader.
  • LEADERSHIP FREAK  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2016
    [Servant Leader] Behaviors that May Seem Inconsistent with Servant Leadership
    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
  • LEADERCOMMUNICATOR  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2016
    [Servant Leader] Weekly Round-Up: Leadership a Passing Phenomenon?, Language of Leadership, Make 2017 a Success, Servant Leadership, & 2017 Work Trends Leaders Can’t Ignore
    the language of leadership, the mindset needed to make 2017 a success, 12 ways servant leaders serve others, and 5 work trends leader can’t ignore in 2017. So whether you’re a new leader or an industry veteran there’ll be something here for you. Welcome to my weekly round-up of top leadership and communication blog posts. As many of you know, each week I read and tweet several great articles and on Fridays, I pull some of my favorites together here on my blog.
  • LEADERSHIP FREAK  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2016
    [Servant Leader] 12 Ways Servant Leaders Serve Others so Others are Free to Serve Others
    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.”
  • LEADERSHIP FREAK  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2016
    [Servant Leader] 12 Ways Servant Leaders Serve Others so Others are Free to Serve Others
    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.”
  • LEAD CHANGE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2016
    [Servant Leader] Highlighting Our December Sponsor: Servant Leadership Institute
    We are grateful to have the Servant Leadership Institute as our Lead Change Group sponsor for December! The Servant Leadership Institute (SLI) exists to inspire and equip leaders to find meaning and purpose in their work, foster an environment of trust and respect at all levels in an organization, and achieve success. Get Inspired with Servant Leadership. SLI’s webinars are designed to show you how to put servant leader behaviors into practice.
  • MICHAEL LEE STALLARD  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2016
    [Servant Leader] What Mayo Clinic Discovered About Burnout
    It’s time for leaders to encourage people in the workplace to take time to connect. Can Aetna’s “Servant Leader” CEO Mark Bertolini Transform Healthcare? Could something as simple as regularly having a meal with colleagues to discuss work experience-related issues help reduce burnout? It seems too simple doesn’t it?
  • STRATEGY DRIVEN  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2016
    [Servant Leader] Questioning Questions
    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”. Not only does this broaden the range of successful results, but it enables quicker decisions and buy-in – not to mentiontruly offer a Servant Leader, win/win communication.
  • LEADERSHIP FREAK  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2016
    [Servant Leader] 5 Ways to be Thankful Like a Leader
    Servant-leaders ask, “What’s in it for others?” When 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. Open your heart before you have everything … … Continue reading → Gratitude Leading Leadership Development
  • STEVE FARBER  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2016
    [Servant Leader] Secular Sermon
    I struggle to be a good enough husband, to be a good enough dad, to be a good enough brother, a good enough friend, and a good enough leader. I get to coach and consult hospital leaders and their teams to create and lead cultures that are caregiver and patient driven. It is humbling space to work with leaders that are committed to do being personally accountable for leaving healthcare better than when they found it. And do not look outside yourself for the leader.”
  • STEVE FARBER  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2016
    [Servant Leader] Secular Sermon
    I struggle to be a good enough husband, to be a good enough dad, to be a good enough brother, a good enough friend, and a good enough leader. I get to coach and consult hospital leaders and their teams to create and lead cultures that are caregiver and patient driven. It is humbling space to work with leaders that are committed to do being personally accountable for leaving healthcare better than when they found it. And do not look outside yourself for the leader.”
  • STRATEGY DRIVEN  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2016
    [Servant Leader] Why the Need to Build Relationships is a Myth
    It’s by being a true Servant Leader and change facilitator; by entering into a WE Space in which there is a tracit agreement that everyone will be served. Sharon Drew Morgen is a visionary, original thinker, and thought leader in change management and decision facilitation. Morgen developed the Buying Facilitation® method ( www.sharondrewmorgen.com ) in 1985 to facilitate change decisions, notably to help buyers buy and help leaders and coaches affect permanent change.
  • STRATEGY DRIVEN  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2016
    [Servant Leader] Listening Biases: How Influencers Unwittingly Restrict Possibilities
    Sellers, coaches, leaders, and managers often enter conversations with expectations and goals rather than collaboratively setting a viable frame and together discovering possibility. Sellers, negotiators, leaders, help desk professionals, and coaches often listen for what they want to hear so they can say what they want/are trained to say, or pose biased questions, and possibly miss real opportunities to promote agreement.
  • LEAD CHANGE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2016
    [Servant Leader] Servant Leadership at the Speed of Trust
    Covey, founder of the FranklinCovey Global Speed of Trust Practice, and Art Barter, creator of the Servant Leadership Institute, are equipped to give is rare and more likely than most leadership workshops to guarantee growth of your organization (if you and your organization are willing to put in the work). Servant Leadership and the Speed of Trust. Art Barter believes that the real measure of a servant leader lies in the stories of those they have influenced. TRUST.
  • ERIC JACOBSON  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2016
    [Servant Leader] How To Improve Your Connection Skills
    Plus, you'll likely also enjoy reading Stallard's examples of well-known leaders who created a connection culture , including: Bono of U2 Alan Mulally of Ford Coach K of Duke men's basketball Ed Catmull of Pixar and Disney Animation Stallard is co-founder and president of E Pluribus Partners. "Connection is what transforms a dog-eat-dog environment into a sled-dog team that pulls together," says Michael Lee Stallard , author of the book, Connection Culture.
  • JOSEPH LALONDE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2016
    [Servant Leader] The Qualities I Admire Most In Other Leaders
    E ven the best leaders know that they have to follow someone else. Whether that’s the company CEO, shareholders, the church board of directors, or some other person in leadership, we ALL answer to other leaders. That’s why I love looking at the leaders I enjoy reading and following. Being able to reflect on the reasons I admire these leaders opens my eyes to the qualities of great leadership. Qualities I Admire In Leaders.
  • STRATEGY DRIVEN  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
    [Servant Leader] Sales, Marketing and Social Can Be More Successful: hint – it’s not about your content
    We were then able to get onto the Buying Decision Team early, lead buyers quickly through their unique decisions, and became great relationship managers, not to mention servant leaders. Facilitative Questions are a type of criteria-recognition tool that facilitates thinking using Servant Leader thinking. And we can become true servant leaders.
  • LEAD CHANGE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2016
    [Servant Leader] To Develop a Culture of Trust and Loyalty, Try Sharing Your Leadership
    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. Barry Posner and Jim Kouzes, authors of the bestselling book The Leadership Challenge , have surveyed tens of thousands of employees about what they look for and admire in a leader. Great Leaders Push Authority Down.
  • LEAD CHANGE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2016
    [Servant Leader] Motivating Employees When All Else Fails
    Workplace Issues Character-based Leadership Communication Courage employee engagement Management Respect Servant Leaders TrustA serenity-prayer-inspired saying goes, “Grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the person I can, and the wisdom to know it’s me.” . When attempts at motivating an employee are going poorly, what can you do before you show them the door? Look at yourself.
  • NATHAN MAGNUSON  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2016
    [Servant Leader] How to Be a Good Dictator (or Not)
    For servant leaders: Caution against emotional reactions to crises and emphasize the need for qualified leaders with thoughtful solutions. For servant leaders: Over-communicate what is most important, including goals and plans regarding direction. By definition, every leader is a potential threat to a dictator’s power. Therefore, they have no option but to squash leaders who stand out – even (and sometimes especially) the competent ones.
  • RON EDMONDSON  |  THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2016
    [Servant Leader] 10 Traits to Identify Potential New Servant Leaders
    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. Good leaders learn to look for qualities in people which are conducive to good leadership. If you want to have a culture which reproduces leaders, read THIS POST first. But, where do you find these people who can be future servant leaders?
  • LEADERSHIP FREAK  |  SATURDAY, JULY 2, 2016
    [Servant Leader] How to Nudge Selfish People Toward Service
    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.
  • STRATEGY DRIVEN  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2016
    [Servant Leader] The How of Heart
    When anything seeks to change us – when we receive training, or get told to ‘do’ something, or when coaches ‘suggest’ or sellers ‘recommend’ or leaders promote a new change – it shows up as a threat and will be resisted unless it’s accepted and adopted by our Identity and given a value set in our Beliefs. Organizations need to shift their corporate identities and manage behavioral adoption; we must become Servant Leaders and compassionate Leaders. Collaboration.
  • EXECUPUNDIT  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2016
    [Servant Leader] Quote of the Day
    The servant-leader must constantly ask: How can I use myself to serve best? Pacing oneself by appropriate withdrawal is one of the best approaches to making optimal use of one's resources. Robert Greenleaf
  • LEAD CHANGE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2016
    [Servant Leader] Servant Leadership Flies High from the Cockpit – United 757
    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. Lesson Three: Servant leaders aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty. PROLOGUE: I wrote this over 9 years ago.
  • ERIC JACOBSON  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016
    [Servant Leader] How To Build A Connection Culture At Your Workplace
    Plus, you'll likely also enjoy reading Stallard's examples of well-known leaders who created a connection culture , including: Bono of U2 Alan Mulally of Ford Coach K of Duke men's basketball Ed Catmull of Pixar and Disney Animation Stallard is co-founder and president of E Pluribus Partners. "Connection is what transforms a dog-eat-dog environment into a sled-dog team that pulls together," says Michael Lee Stallard , author of the book, Connection Culture.
  • LEAD CHANGE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2016
    [Servant Leader] Do You Have What it Takes to be a Mature Leader?
    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. Mature leaders maintain a commitment to the dignity of their employees in the process. Leaders may pursue engagement by bringing employees together to gather input. Mature leaders make sure they don’t end up doing all the talking. Mature leaders recognize they don’t do it alone.
  • GREAT LEADERSHIP BY DAN  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016
    [Servant Leader] The Virtue of Humility
    It's because UPS's leaders are humble and servant-minded. There exists a knowledge of accountability to others, and to the entire organization, that many companies simply don't have because their leaders are more focused on themselves than their people. For most, the battle with pride is a difficult one that is fought daily, but cultivating a humble spirit is essential if to becoming a truly great leader. A humble leader won't flaunt their position or power.
  • ERIC JACOBSON  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2016
    [Servant Leader] Five Most Important Leader Traits
    Awhile back, I was asked, " What five most important traits must a leader have to be effective ?" I could reply fairly quickly, but I did take a moment to remember that when I asked a similar question in a LinkedIn group discussion, group members offered up nearly 100 different adjectives to describe an effective leader. Employees must hear from their leaders. And, hearing from their leaders in person versus e-mail and written memos is even more effective.
  • STRATEGY DRIVEN  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2016
    [Servant Leader] The Skills of Kindness: a guide for sellers, coaches, leaders and facilitators
    We can be true servant leaders and change agents to facilitate real, lasting change. You just finished reading The Skills of Kindness: a guide for sellers, coaches, leaders and facilitators ! The post The Skills of Kindness: a guide for sellers, coaches, leaders and facilitators appeared first on StrategyDriven. I believe our ultimate kindness is in helping Others be all they can be, to achieve their own brand of excellence that works best for their own unique system.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016
    [Servant Leader] Lessons in Top Gun Leadership: The Fine Art of Delivering Corrective-Action
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! The thrust of General Leadership has always been to promote a positive, affirming servant-leader style. Read more at [link]. Maverick you just did an incredibly brave thing. What you should have done was land your plane…. your ego’s writing checks your body can’t cash…. Remember one thing….
  • MICHAEL LEE STALLARD  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2016
    [Servant Leader] Leading with Character: Integrity
    Integrity: An Essential Component of Servant Leadership. The integrity of Servant Leaders is one reason people see them as being sound and grounded human beings. Conversely, a leader who lacks integrity is not perceived to be solid, dependable or reliable. Servant Leaders have integrity. Leaders with integrity declare and explain their values. Why is integrity important to a Servant Leader’s performance? Definition.
  • STRATEGY DRIVEN  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2016
    [Servant Leader] Buying Decisions, Buying Decision Path, Buy Cycles, and Pre-Sales
    And the underlying belief is that as sellers we should be using our unique positions as corporate representatives and knowledge experts to be servant leaders and truly serve buyers to discover their own path to excellence, hopefully, ultimately, with our solution (But if not, we end quickly and gently. I’d like to set the record straight. In 1985 I coined terms that I’ve written extensively about in best selling books, magazines, and hundreds of articles.
  • LEADERSHIP FREAK  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2016
    [Servant Leader] 6 Questions to Find Your Reason for Being
    Is a servant leader’s most important decision choosing… Continue reading → Book Notes Values mission & vision leadership successI received a one line email from a coaching client at 7:02 p.m. on April 2. It’s been dripping in my mind since it arrived. “Is
  • LEADING BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2016
    [Servant Leader] LeadershipNow 140: March 2016 Compilation
    The Dilemma Of The Servant Leader by @LollyDaskal. 7 Things A Leader Must Do To Build The Perfect Team by @Terry.Starbucker. 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. 8 Practices Of Highly Successful Leaders by @BrianKDodd.
  • LEAD FROM WITHIN  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016
    [Servant Leader] The Dilemma Of The Servant Leader
    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. I was seriously shocked to hear him say this, because I know him, and as a leader he is one of those people you automatically admire. So why would a great man and an even better leader feel like he was failing? Servant leaders inspire motivation.
  • MODERN SERVANT LEADER  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2016
    [Servant Leader] Jim Hunter – Servant Leadership Interview Series
    We continue the servant leadership interview series with a real treat. I was honored to have Jim Hunter sit down for an interview on Servant Leadership. Jim has over 30 years of experience teaching and consulting on servant leadership principles. Steve: It’s Leadership 291, it’s called, “Becoming an Influential Leader”. Jim : Becoming an Influential leader…. Ben: Well today’s about servant leadership and of course, that ties a lot into influential leadership.
  • MODERN SERVANT LEADER  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2016
    [Servant Leader] Why Leaders Should Never Use Speaker Phones – and Some Tips if You Must
    When a leader speaks and there is only one, brief attempt to interrupt, but the leader does not pause to listen. Listening is a core attribute for servant leaders (under the principle, Needful ). As a leader, you have plenty of issues to worry about. If you haven’t seen it, check out this hilarious video that highlights many of the common problems: Question: What other challenges do you see for leaders on speakerphones and teleconferences?
  • GREAT LEADERSHIP BY DAN  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2016
    [Servant Leader] Servant Leadership Revisited
    Guest post from William Dann: The concept of servant leadership was introduced by Ancient Chinese philosophers such as Lao-Tzu, then found in the Christian teachings of Mark. Servant leaders value the needs of followers over their own needs for recognition, being right or being in control. In that context, servant leadership works. At the end of whatever process is used to define these, a leader must hold them firm.
  • LEAD CHANGE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2016
    [Servant Leader] Reality Checks Leaders Must Give Themselves in 2016 (Part Two)
    In this post , I presented three reality checks leaders must give themselves in 2016. The best leaders never stop learning and growing. Reality Check #4: Leaders Need to Know and Understand Themselves and Others to Achieve Greatness. Self-awareness, another component of emotional intelligence, is one of the most important capabilities for leaders to develop. A self-aware leader also shows resilience. Leaders who listen well do so with active listening.
  • LEAD CHANGE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2016
    [Servant Leader] Reality Checks Leaders Must Give Themselves in 2016 (Part One)
    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. But before we get to the hard realities that every leader or aspiring leader must face to understand what it truly takes to successfully lead others, a caution: There are prerequisites. The best leaders never stop learning and growing.
  • MODERN SERVANT LEADER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2016
    [Servant Leader] Happy New Year from Modern Servant Leader
    I started ModernServantLeader.com with a mission to spread servant leadership awareness, adoption, and action. Among the most popular resources on the site were: Quotes for Servant Leaders – I continue to grow this list. Servant Leadership Assessment Quiz – If you haven’t tried it, take the quiz and let me know what you think. Servant Leadership Acronym Definition – Still the most comprehensive definition, that’s easy to remember.
  • MICHAEL LEE STALLARD  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2015
    [Servant Leader] Leadership Insights of a Hostage Negotiator
    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. The second part focuses on developing a leader’s ability to connect people to a shared mission that provides a meaningful challenge the group aspires to achieve. Virgin’s founder Richard Branson is an example George cites of a leader who takes a care to dare approach. Can Aetna’s “Servant Leader” CEO Mark Bertolini Transform Healthcare?
  • STRATEGY DRIVEN  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2015
    [Servant Leader] The Heart of Sales
    Sales could easily become a spiritual practice, bring in far more revenue, and make sellers Servant Leaders. Unfortunately, with the focus on profit, solution placement, timelines, and commissions, the potential for true servant-leadership has been overlooked. We can continue to wait to make a sale, or become a true Servant Leader and lead our buyers through these decision points.
  • MODERN SERVANT LEADER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2015
    [Servant Leader] Servant Leadership Summit – Highlights and Quotes to Share
    Becky Robinson and the Weaving Influence team pulled together a great webinar on Servant Leadership. Servant Leadership begins with self-examination. Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership. John is the bestselling author of The Serving Leader, and President of Newton Institute, the parent company of the Center for Serving Leadership. Highlights from Matt’s talk include: “One of the best ways I can show my son to be a servant leader is to serve my wife.”
  • MICHAEL LEE STALLARD  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2015
    [Servant Leader] Will Aetna CEO Transform Healthcare (and CEO Leadership While He’s at it)?
    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. Many leaders I’ve spoken with about servant leadership struggle with the word “servant” because of its link to Jesus’ words “I came not to be served but to serve” and to the subservient nature of a slave.
  • LET'S GROW LEADERS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2015
    [Servant Leader] Are You a Closeted Servant Leader?
    This week, I had the honor of co-hosting the Online Servant Leadership Summit with Becky Robinson. A common question coming in from the audience was “is it possible to be a servant leader if the culture doesn’t support it?” A vital part of being a servant leader is advocating for what your team needs. Scared leaders can’t serve well. You’ll attract real servants like a magnet and the upwards results spiral will continue.
  • MODERN SERVANT LEADER  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2015
    [Servant Leader] An Interview with Art Barter, Servant Leadership Institute CEO
    Art Barter is the founder and CEO of the Servant Leadership Institute. Art was kind enough to sit down again with us and talk about servant leadership. How did you first hear of servant leadership? How do you define servant leadership? What is the most difficult aspect of practicing servant leadership? Is servant leadership a religious concept? Is there an industry or functional area where servant leadership will not work?
  • MODERN SERVANT LEADER  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2015
    [Servant Leader] Please Vote for Modern Servant Leader Today!
    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? In all that time, I never asked a favor. Today though, I have a favor to ask. It should only take a minute of your time. You have a great opportunity to help me do this by voting on the Thinkers 50.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2015
    [Servant Leader] Time Machine Tuesday: V is for Visionary Leadership: Move the Ball Down the Field
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! V is the next letter on our journey through Servant Leadership. As a leader, that outcome simply isn’t acceptable as you need to chart a course for your organization’s success…you need to move the ball down the field!… Read more at [link]. From Our Early Files: Originally Published. 11 Dec 2013. “Never tell people how to do things.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2015
    [Servant Leader] Tough Love Performance Reviews, in 10 Minutes
    ” This scale gives control to the employee, and the reviewer becomes the servant leader, playing by each employee’s rules and preferences. I was reminded that being defensive undermines my ability to be a team player and leader…[because it was put in those terms] for the first time I got why I needed to change.” There’s growing evidence that conventional performance reviews are not working.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2015
    [Servant Leader] Driven to Lead & Succeed: Four Thoughts on Service & Aspiration
    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 serviceRead more at [link]. One thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.”. Albert Schweitzer.
  • MODERN SERVANT LEADER  |  TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2015
    [Servant Leader] How to Build Courage Through Caring for Your Team
    Wallstreet and quarterly earning reports , combined with self-interested leaders means an emphasis on near term results at the exclusion of a long-term vision. It’s up to the servant leader to build a strong, long-term vision. To develop care among the team, show them their leader cares for them. As a servant leader, it is up to you build an environment that produces this care. Question: What other ways can a leader develop care?
  • MODERN SERVANT LEADER  |  TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2015
    [Servant Leader] How to Build Courage Through Caring for Your Team
    Wallstreet and quarterly earning reports, combined with self-interested leaders mean an emphasis on near term results at the exclusion of a long-term vision. It’s up to the servant leader to build a strong, long-term vision. Servant LeadershipIn the Killing Fields by Diane __ in __ on Leadership by Larry Spears, we learn that courage stems from caring. For example, the parent has tremendous courage when it comes to protecting their child.
  • ERIC JACOBSON  |  FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2015
    [Servant Leader] Five Traits Critical To Effective Leadership
    A couple years ago, I was aksed, " What five most important traits must a leader have to be effective ?" I could reply fairly quickly, but I did take a moment to remember that when I asked a similar question in a LinkedIn group discussion, group members offered up nearly 100 different adjectives to describe an effective leader. Employees must hear from their leaders. And, hearing from their leaders in person versus e-mail and written memos is even more effective.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2015
    [Servant Leader] T is for Taking Care of Your People
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Here we are at our final stop on the leadership journey through SERVANT Leadership. I would argue we saved the best for last as I believe this point is a cornerstone principle for any leader. Early Files empowerment General Leadership people Powell Servant Leader T Taking Care Vechery Visionary
  • LEADING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, MAY 31, 2015
    [Servant Leader] LeadershipNow 140: May 2015 Compilation
    Can Exercise Really Make You A Better Leader? 7 Habits of a Successful Leader by @RonEdmondson. From @JohnBaldoni Mike Matheny: Servant Leaders Know How To Play Ball. 10 Tips On Picking A Great Leader For Your Church Or Business by @BrianKDodd. Here are a selection of tweets from May 2015 that you might have missed: Reconsidering the Charismatic CEO by Eric McNulty. Vision Requires Action : 7 Tips to Move and Keep Moving by @JesseLynStoner.
  • LET'S GROW LEADERS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2015
    [Servant Leader] Experts Chime in on “Energizing Leadership:” A Frontline Festival
    Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival. Who does the leader follow to evolve into the optimum model to follow? In this post, he explains four ways GTD enhance’s a leader’s skills and capability. After all, who wants to follow a confused and disorganized leader? Terri Klass of Terri Klass Consulting points out that sometimes leaders spend more time focusing on their weaknesses and blind spots, rather than on their strengths.
  • ERIC JACOBSON  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2015
    [Servant Leader] How To Build A Connection Culture
    You'll likely also enjoy reading Stallard's examples of well-known leaders who created a connection culture , including: Bono of U2 Alan Mulally of Ford Coach K of Duke men's basketball Ed Catmull of Pixar and Disney Animation Stallard is co-founder and president of E Pluribus Partners. "Connection is what transforms a dog-eat-dog environment into a sled-dog team that pulls together," says Michael Lee Stallard , author of the new book, Connection Culture.
  • LEADING BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2015
    [Servant Leader] Creating a Dare-to-Serve Culture
    Leadership that serves is far more demanding of a leader. It is valuable because is describes the thinking behind the servant leader approach and the daily decisions that were made been and are necessary to successfully adopt servant leadership in an organization. This is not servant leadership theory. It is servant leadership in day to day behavior. Dare-to-Serve Leaders act on three core beliefs: human dignity, personal responsibility, and humility.
  • MICHAEL LEE STALLARD  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2015
    [Servant Leader] “Connection Culture” Book is Now Available!
    Connection Culture includes inspiring stories of great leaders who created connection cultures, scientific evidence that people and organizations need connection cultures to thrive, and descriptions of ways to connect that include attitudes, uses of language and behaviors. Written for busy leaders with little time to waste, Connection Culture is concise, inspiring, and practical. This is more than a great read; Michael’s connection strategy is a game changer for leaders.”.
  • ASPIRE-CS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2015
    [Servant Leader] Who are you really helping?
    I love it when I come across true servant leaders. These humble leaders seem hard wired to assist their stakeholders to become the best they can be through coaching and mentoring those who need a boost in their ability to connect and deepen relationships. Jan was one of those leaders. They know how to connect with others and how to develop the kind of relationships that have the power to move their organizations into the extraordinary zone.
  • LEADERSHIP FREAK  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2015
    [Servant Leader] Servant Leaders Aren’t Doormats
    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.
  • YOUR VOICE OF ENCOURAGEMENT  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015
    [Servant Leader] Tim Duncan and The Importance of Servant Leadership
    Today I''m featuring a guest blog post by Quinn McDowell, a colleague whose passion for developing strong leaders, parents and young people matches my own. Duncan’s decision to approach his leadership role with a servant’s mindset has played a huge role in the Spurs’ extended run of success. There are several key characteristics of servant leaders that raise the level of our teams and organizations. The more leaders can empower others, the more invaluable they become.
  • LEAD CHANGE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015
    [Servant Leader] How Can A Leader Of A Virtual Team Express Servant Leadership?
    How can I live out the values of servant leadership in directing my team day to day? I want to be one of a new breed of servant leaders, who finds ways to serve my dispersed team, with excellence. Team Dynamics Leadership Servant Leadership Virtual Teams As my workday begins, I pop into our Facebook group, my team’s virtual water cooler, to say good morning. I often add the request: Let me know how I can serve you today.
  • LEAD CHANGE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2015
    [Servant Leader] KidPower 2015 Earth Day Project – Coaching Kids to Lead
    This month, COI is undertaking an ambitious Earth Day project titled, KidPower2015 Earth Day Project , with the goal of encouraging COI kids to be leaders in the movement to protect the Earth for future generations. I have learned that if program participants can transition from being recipients of services to servant leaders, the trajectory of their lives begins to dramatically change.
  • MODERN SERVANT LEADER  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2015
    [Servant Leader] Afraid? Stop Being So Selfish!
    ” As a leader, you should be prepared to face your fears and self-doubts then dismiss them for what they are: a self-serving view. As a servant leader, you are called to serve others. In your service as a leader there will be times when you need to risk your neck. Servant Leadership Fear Ken Blanchard Self-Doubt One of the hardest lessons I ever learned was that I couldn’t lead what I needed.
  • MODERN SERVANT LEADER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2015
    [Servant Leader] Are You Ready to Serve the Team?
    Lao Tzu [Share This: Twitter | LinkedIn ] Dan Rockwell (aka Leadership Freak ) interviews Suzy & Jack Welch, backstage at the World LEADERS Conference. Here’s a dirty little secret: many of us think we’re servant leaders, until we’re really tested – myself included. I was called to serve the World LEADERS Conference by leading a small team of bloggers. The highest type of ruler is one of whose existence the people are barely aware.
  • MODERN SERVANT LEADER  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2015
    [Servant Leader] How an Organization May Reflect Servant Leadership
    Usually, when speaking of servant leadership , we refer to the leader as an individual. For example, “he or she is a servant leader” Then, organizations that emphasize servant leadership as a core attribute of its people are inherently, servant led organizations. So then, how does an organization reflect servant leadership to the community? The event was an example of servant leadership in practice.
  • LEADERSHIP FREAK  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2015
    [Servant Leader] 7 Qualities Servant-Leaders Expect From Others
    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.
  • MODERN SERVANT LEADER  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2015
    [Servant Leader] If You Go to ONE Leadership Conference This Year…
    If you go to one leadership development event this year, the World Leaders Conference is the one. Atmosphere The combination of smaller settings, amazing speakers and an emphasis on servant leadership creates an incredible atmosphere. I want to see as many of the Modern Servant Leader subscribers there as possible. World Leaders Conference – Promotion Code Here’s the promotion code: wlcadvocate <– 20% off registration!
  • MODERN SERVANT LEADER  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 2015
    [Servant Leader] Do You Know the Dreams of Your Team?
    And knowing the dreams of your team will help you be a better servant leader. Servant Leadership Dreams Office Servant Leader Team Do you know what your team members dream of? Here’s a clue: it’s not about you. In fact, it’s probably got nothing to do with your organization. If it does – great! Either way, do you really know? Another question: can you really be serving your team if you don’t know their dreams?
  • MICHAEL LEE STALLARD  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 18, 2015
    [Servant Leader] To Connect, Favor Inclusiveness
    Ways to Connect 100 Ways to Connect connection Connection Culture E Pluribus Partners Human Value Human Value at Work inclusion Inclusiveness Inclusiveness at Work michael lee stallard Practices of Servant Leaders servant leadership Value #68 Favor Inclusiveness. When you are setting up a meeting, lean toward inclusiveness. If there is someone who you believe may want to attend, invite him/her.
  • RON EDMONDSON  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2015
    [Servant Leader] 10 Defining Words of a Stellar Leader
    Yet, as much as it’s in our conversations and thought process, it appears most organizations and churches are consistently looking for new leaders. In my conversations with other churches, people want to know how to find, attract, and train leaders. Apparently it is far easier to talk about it — even perhaps easier to call oneself a leader — than it is to actually be a leader. Everyone is a leader at some level. I am still a leader in training.
  • LEAD CHANGE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 2, 2015
    [Servant Leader] What’s Your Leadership Marque?
    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? A leader is not always in a pristine suit, but the attire should match the situation. Remember, a group takes on the demeanor of the leader. Leaders must focus on their poise and be confident, not cocky. Further, ultimate leaders make every person they talk to feel like the most important person in the room.
  • LEAD CHANGE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 2, 2015
    [Servant Leader] What’s Your Leadership Marque?
    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? A leader is not always in a pristine suit, but the attire should match the situation. Remember, a group takes on the demeanor of the leader. Leaders must focus on their poise and be confident, not cocky. Further, ultimate leaders make every person they talk to feel like the most important person in the room.
  • MODERN SERVANT LEADER  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2014
    [Servant Leader] Servant Leadership Explained via Santa the Bad Boss and Rudolph the Servant Leader
    In contrast, the reindeer team leader, Rudolph, shows excellent leadership skills. Here are many reasons Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer, should be recognized as a servant leader: Rudolph the Servant Leader. So the next time you see the jolly old elf, laughing “Ho, ho, ho” and cracking the whip on those poor reindeer, remind him what it means to be a leader. Jolly old Santa Claus has a reason to be so happy.
  • ERIC JACOBSON  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2014
    [Servant Leader] What It Takes To Be An Effective Leader
    Awhile ago, I was asked, "What five most important traits must a leader have to be effective?" I could reply fairly quickly, but I did take a moment to remember that when I asked a similar question in a LinkedIn group discussion, group members offered up nearly 100 different adjectives to describe an effective leader. Employees must hear from their leaders. And, hearing from their leaders in person versus e-mail and written memos is even more effective.
  • MODERN SERVANT LEADER  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2014
    [Servant Leader] Digital Media and the Future of Your Leadership – Video
    Or, are you going to use this opportunity to be a more effective servant leader ? And then, one day, I come across this term called, “servant leadership”. You see, I recognized that servant leadership is authentic leadership. The only reason we need the term servant is because too many people today have confused leadership as an achievement to reach, rather than a commitment to serve [share this quote: Twitter | LinkedIn]. Whether or not they are leaders.
  • MICHAEL LEE STALLARD  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2014
    [Servant Leader] December Leadership Development Carnival
    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. Mark Deterding of Triune Leadership Services explains where servant leaders focus their energy to lead a life of significant impact. Character of a Leader.
  • MODERN SERVANT LEADER  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2014
    [Servant Leader] SERVANT Leaders are Thorough – Acronym Model
    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. What THOROUGH Looks Like for Leaders.
  • ERIC JACOBSON  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2014
    [Servant Leader] Best Leadership Books To Read In 2015
    Readers'' favorites included those written by or about sports coaches, athletes, CEOs, scholars, religious leaders, governmental and military leaders. But, the general consensus was that if someone recommended a book that inspired them or taught them how to be a better leader, the book was worth their time. As you think about what business books you want to read next year, how about adding to the list at least one book from the list below.
  • MODERN SERVANT LEADER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2014
    [Servant Leader] SERVANT Leaders are Needful – Acronym Model
    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.
  • MODERN SERVANT LEADER  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2014
    [Servant Leader] SERVANT Leaders are Authentic – Acronym Model
    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.
  • RON EDMONDSON  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2014
    [Servant Leader] Three Actions to Communicate Love to My Wife
    When the goal is to out-serve our wives, we at least make progress towards doing so and it generates a desire to be a servant leader in our homes. Communicating love to a spouse should be considered a never-ending, life-long commitment. If I’m honest, however, my wife is usually better at this than me.
  • LEAD CHANGE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2014
    [Servant Leader] Avoid The Dark Side Of Being A Role Model
    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? Leadership Development Actions Growth Leadership motivation Purpose Servant Leaders Values You may have seen my recent post Boss, It’s Just Not Your Job.
  • MODERN SERVANT LEADER  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2014
    [Servant Leader] SERVANT Leaders are Virtuous – Acronym Model
    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.
  • LEAD CHANGE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2014
    [Servant Leader] Leader, Know Yourself
    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. How can leaders get themselves into a servant leadership space, day in and day out? We are all leaders, no matter our role. Change Management Inspiration Leadership Self Development Servant Leaders Values
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