Tag Archives: Servant Leadership

The Gift of a Magical Burst

“Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand as well”, wrote Jack London. So it is in the lives of great leaders with its ups and downs, moments of challenge which can drain … Continue reading

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Authentic Servant Leadership Comes from the Inside Out

In their essay, Finding Your Voice, James Kouzes and Barry Posner write that, in their thirty-five years studying leadership, “We keep rediscovering that credibility is the foundation of leadership… We’ve come to refer to it as the First Law of … Continue reading

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If Serving Is Below You, Leadership is Beyond You

In their book, Servant Leadership in Action, Ken Blanchard and Renee Broadwell have collected an incredible collection of essays by prominent writers on the subject of servant leadership. Simon Sinek, in his essay, The Evolution of Servant Leadership, suggests that … Continue reading

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On Being an Encourager

George M. Adams wrote: “There are high spots in all our lives and most of them have come about through encouragement of someone else.” His words speak to the joyous power of encouragement. Encouragement is that magical gift that great … Continue reading

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On the Joy of Giving

Albert Pine (aka Paine) writes: ‘What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.” One of the grandest gifts that great leaders give to those whom they serve is … Continue reading

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The Five Questions of Life

Thomas Berger wrote: “The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge.” Great leaders understand the value of questions and the learning they bring to themselves and those whom they serve. The questions generate curiosity, inspire … Continue reading

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Going Beyond Yourself

A recent Leadership Wired Blog, Traveling to Infinity and Beyond Means Leaving Self-Centeredness Behind, provides a beautiful and profound insight into how great leaders grow: “Reaching new levels of influence requires self-transcendence, or living beyond yourself.” Here are their thoughts on … Continue reading

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Beliefs Embraced by Great Leaders

Bob Sutton, Professor of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, writing in the HBR Blog in May 2010, 12 Things Good Bosses Believe,  and in his book Good Boss, Bad Boss, defines in what he describes as an “evidence based approach” the … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Success = A Daring Destination + Servant Leadership

Jonathan Maze, reporting on the Multi-Unit Foodservice Operators Conference 2015, captures Cheryl Bachelder’s, CEO of Popeye’s Lousiana Kitchen Inc., thoughts on how servant leadership can yield success.  Bachelder, he writes, believes that there are traditionally two types of leaders: “Those who focus … Continue reading

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Going Beyond Yourself

A recent Leadership Wired Blog, Traveling to Infinity and Beyond Means Leaving Self-Centeredness Behind, makes a beautiful and profound insight on how great leaders grow: “Reaching new levels of influence requires self-transcendence, or living beyond yourself.” The authors provide their thoughts … Continue reading

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