Servant Leadership In Action Blog

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July 14 is the anniversary of Robert K. Greenleaf’s birth.  Born in Terre Haute, Indiana in 1904, Greenleaf, the father of modern servant leadership, set forth a counter-cultural perspective on leadership from his days at AT&T until his passing in 1990 that has a growing influence today. In celebration of his birthday and the profound impact he made and continues to make on the field of…

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Andy Stanley delivered a message at Leadercast 2014 about being a “Beyond You Leader.”  The following excerpt of the talk has re-inspired me consider how I invest in others and what consistently holds me back from doing it. Here’s some key quotes from Stanley’s message. “I don’t have everything to fill your leadership cup.  There’s not enough in me to fill your…

Leadership from a Cymbal Player in Zambia thumbnail

Tens of thousands of Zambians were gathered in a stadium.  The choir and orchestra that was more than three thousand strong sang and played to create a wonderful atmosphere for those in attendance and those watching over the internet.  All of us sat in rapt attention to the speaker, the leader of our church denomination, deliver a powerful message to a global community of believers. The entire experience…

What Does Dignity Have to Do With Leadership? thumbnail

In studies of what employees want from an organization, being treated with dignity and respect always ranks higher than money.  What does this really mean? If dignity is so important, leaders better understand it. The word dignity is one of those that I’m never quite sure of it’s definition but know how it feels when my own takes a hit.  The dictionary definition of dignity is the state or…

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