Tag Archives: Servant Leadership

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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Planting Seeds of Trees Under Which You Will Never Sit

At the 2011 West Point Global Leadership Conference, Colonel Tom Kolditz, then Head of the United States Military Academy’s Behavior Sciences Division at West Point, in his concluding remarks said: “It is not about the students.” When his words were … Continue reading

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The Measure of Life

“Life is not measured by what we get out of it; life is measured by what you put into it.” The words were gently spoken in a homily celebrating the life of a very dear friend who recently passed away. As a father, … Continue reading

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The Elephant Keeps Walking

A wise teacher from India shared this insight: The elephant keeps walking as the dogs keep barking. It is a powerful metaphor for great leaders as they strive to take themselves, their people and their organizations, as Jim Collins says, from … Continue reading

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On Greatness

John Maxwell, leadership author and motivational speaker, shared the following quotes on greatness in his recent Leadership Wired email. GREATNESS “Each of us is great insofar as we perceive and act on the infinite possibilities which lie undiscovered and unrecognized … Continue reading

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The Depth of Caring

A friend recently shared a YouTube video, Leaders Care. It’s message is simple and powerful – caring conquers fear. Caring can change the world. The following are the words from the video. One evening my wife and I were reading … Continue reading

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The Power of Love

In a recent SmartBrief Leadership article, 21st-Century Leadership Learnings from 2,500 Years Ago, Deb Mills-Scofield, writes about the virtues that Aristotle suggested as a guide to a “happy life”: courage, faith, hope, love, prudence and temperance. Her words on Aristotle’s … Continue reading

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Choosing to Be Formidable

Seth Godin in his recent blog post, Choosing to be Formidable, describes an exciting portrait of great leaders, formidable men and women who create lightning, challenge beliefs, looks for new possibilities and lives with passion – the stuff of greatness. … Continue reading

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Three Minute Leadership: What Will Be Your Legacy?

A friend recently shared with me a video of an incredible performance of a group of 5th, 6th, and 7th Graders, the Kings Firecrackers, from Ohio.  They are providng the half time entertainment for an Army Navy basketball game.  This short story (almost eight … Continue reading

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