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Living In a Remote World

Organizations are trying to widen their cultures to capture the attention of the millennial workforce, seeking to provide them with the most sought after flexible work environment. Could remote work be the key to the ideal work-life balance? It’s intended to produce happy and effective hard-working employees, affording them the opportunity to spend less time commuting and more time engaging in their personal hobbies.

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BACK TO SCHOOL AS A SERVANT LEADER

It’s back to school time, and whether or not you have children, you’re affected. Traffic gets more intense, stores are more crowded. If you have kids, you face schedule changes, struggling to get them up in the morning and another year of making sure they’re equipped to learn. For many people, it’s an achievement just having their kids physically prepared with clothing, shoes, backpacks and binders, notebooks, pens, and pencils. I know we don’t always think of it this way, but for the next several months, parents will be served by teachers, administrators, counselors, janitors and the “lunch lady.”

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The Power of Momentum by Sara Suter

Leader’s momentum is not a topic we discuss at our strategic planning meetings, yet it’s something we are all striving for in our organizations. I believe that the power of momentum can transform organizations when we spend time understanding what it takes to create it. It’s not something that just happens or a feeling in the air when things align and the company starts to progress. Momentum is the power of all the little moments added together that create a big impact on the organization.

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The Simplicity of Servant Leadership

How can something be simple and complex at the same time? We humans tend to think that for something to be worthwhile or impactful, it must be complex or monumental in scope. In reality, small things can be just as impactful, especially when they’re the catalyst for some larger outcome. If we begin by making small behavioral changes over time, we have a change in mindset. 

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THE COURAGEOUS SERVANT LEADER

Perhaps one of the more underrated attributes of servant leaders is their ability to demonstrate courage. The perception of servant leaders as “nice guys” overshadows the courageous conversations and decisions servant leaders make daily. It is impossible to practice servant leadership without also having the courage to do the right thing despite opposition

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Five Things Your Controlling Leader Won’t Tell You Part One

Understanding the way your boss thinks and responding as a servant leader, or in this case servant follower, can improve your workplace experience. In part one of this blog; I will share five “secrets” of a controlling leader. Part two will contain some suggestions for responding to a controlling leader as a servant follower.

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Power Under Control: A Panda’s Lesson in Humility

There it was, completely helpless except for its piercing cry. In 1999, Bai Yun, a seven-year-old giant panda, gave birth to the first panda cub born in the U.S. through artificial insemination. But would the cub survive? As I watched on the closed-circuit monitor with the keeper and a researcher that night, I wondered: How could a mother panda ever sleep and not roll over on her cub?

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Is Santa a Servant Leader?

Yesterday was our holiday party at Servant Leadership Institute. It was a wonderful time of enjoying holiday music, hearing people’s plans for the holidays, exchanging Secret Santa gifts and of course eating! Naturally, it got me thinking about dear old Santa Claus. Certainly Santa is a leader, influencing reindeer and all those elves. But is he a servant leader? Let’s examine the man as legend and you can decide.

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