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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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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15 Great Quotes About Courage

Courage is undoubtedly a virtue of great leaders, in the world and in the workplace.* So without further ado, here (in alphabetical order by author) are 15 great quotes about courage: “One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t …

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Let’s Meet the Gender Equity Challenge of Servant Leadership

Have you ever noticed who dominates the discussions of servant leadership? Men. Men outnumber women by about two-to-one when it comes to recognition for servant leadership scholarship. Men outnumber women by about three-to-one as speakers in servant leadership conferences. Men outnumber women by about . . . I don’t for sure, but by a lot . …

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Servant Leadership Workplace-Praise More Criticize Less

Servant-Leaders Praise More, Criticize Less

Last week included “Opening Day” – the first day of play in the U.S. major league baseball season. Which reminds me of a conversation between a father and a son. The son was a little five-year-old. On the first day of the little league baseball season, the boy played his first game. He played well, …

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Leader, They’re Watching You

Yes, they are. They listen to your every word. They study your body language. They note what you like and whom you favor – and what you don’t like and whom you disfavor. What am talking about? And who are they? What I’m talking about is this: Great leaders – including servant-leaders in the workplace …

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