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Servant Leadership: Learning by Negative Example

Who taught you about servant leadership? In response to that question, I usually hear names of parents, teachers and coaches. In the workplace, I hear names of great bosses. Sometimes I hear names of historical or religious figures. That is, I hear names of positive examples: Role models and those who walk the servant leadership talk. …

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Employee Surveillance . . . Really?

“Managers turn to surveillance software, always-on webcams to ensure employees are (really) working from home” That’s the headline from Drew Harwell’s article last week in The Washington Post.* According to a study by researchers at MIT, nearly half the U.S. labor force is working remotely in response to COVID-19. In the weeks since social-distancing, sheltering in …

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15 Great Quotes About Persuasion

Persuasion – moving people through influence, not authority – is a hallmark of servant leadership behavior.* The opposite of persuasion is coercion. In the workplace, coercion fosters an environment of fear, mistrust and hostility. Simply stated, people follow servant-leaders because they are persuaded to do so, not because they are coerced to do so. So, …

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What’s Your COVID-19 Leadership Mindset?

We can’t control the COVID-19 pandemic or its impact on our personal and professional lives.  Sure, we can take individual actions to reduce the chance of contracting the virus, to slow its spread and to treat those who have it.  But, overall, COVID-19 is a force beyond our control. However, there is something we can …

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15 Great Quotes About Self-Awareness

In my experience, the best leaders are highly self-aware. And the worst leaders? The worst wouldn’t know themselves if they bit themselves on the . . . you know what I mean. Indeed, servant-leaders in the workplace value self-awareness and cultivate it.* So, without further ado, here (in alphabetical order by author) are 15 great self-awareness quotes. …

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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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