Servant Leadership Workplace-Tuning Forks

Servant-Leaders Are Good Tuning Forks

Servant-leaders are good tuning forks. Why do I say that? Three reasons. Like good tuning forks, servant-leaders set a standard of excellence. I guess that’s half the point of a tuning fork. To be a standard for tuning other instruments. I mean, you don’t use one piano to tune another piano. Both could be out of …

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The Servant-Leader’s “PQM” – 7 Questions to Ask Yourself Quarterly

It’s important for servant-leaders to withdraw and reorient themselves regularly. To focus. To be mindful. To reflect on their leadership.* One great way to do that is with a “Personal Quarterly Meeting” – a PQM, for short.** A PQM is a “one-person” meeting that happens once a quarter. For a PQM, you get away from …

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Servant Leadership Workplace-Friday

3 Things to Say on Friday Afternoon

It’s Friday afternoon. You’re heading out of the office. Do you stop by your manager’s office to say goodbye? Or, do you slip out without a word? I hope you do the former. That would suggest you have a good relationship with your manager. Unfortunately, however, I’m afraid most people do the latter. A lot …

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Kilpatrick Townsend: Servant Leadership in Law

“The legal profession and big law in particular would benefit from broader adoption of the  principles of servant leadership.  There is great personal joy and satisfaction in helping others succeed.  Equally important, however, I believe servant leadership provides a competitive advantage to legal organizations.” Henry Walker said that. And more. Henry is chair of Kilpatrick Townsend, one of …

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Servant Leadership Workplace-Monday

3 Things to Say on Monday Morning

It’s Monday morning. You’re back at work. Here comes your manager walking down the hall towards you. What does he say? Nothing. That’s neither polite nor motivating, is it? Yet, it’s a common occurrence. People are busy. People are stressed. Especially on Monday morning. Well, it could be worse. Your manager could look down at his …

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Top 10 Books of the Century (so far) for Servant-Leaders

Read any good books for servant-leaders lately? I have. Here’s how I responded when a client asked me to list the top 10 books for servant-leaders, published since this century began.*  In order of publication: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, by Carol Dweck (2006). People who believe that abilities are fixed are less likely to …

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