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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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Jeff Foley: Real Life Leadership from the Heart

In this episode, we are talking with one of our featured speakers for the 2019 Servant Leader Conference. Jeff Foley the Founder, CEO and President of Loral Mountain Systems. Jeff coaches executives who want to grow by making positive, lasting change in behavior for themselves and the people they lead. Jeff is a retired Brigadier General in the US Army.

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Swing from Fear to Gratitude by Robin Swift

I fell in love with golf in my early 30s. It was love at first sight. I started out “worm burning” my way through the course; that’s a term used to describe a ball that hardy makes it off the ground and skims across the grass. But I believed I could be a better golfer, so I poured myself into the game. I took lessons from great teachers; I practiced, practiced, practiced, and played as much golf as possible while working full time; and I read every golf book I could get my hands on.

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90 Day Plan Session Re-cap

Curious about the content we present at our annual conference? Take a look at the interactive workshop we ended our conference with last year. SLI founder and CEO Art Barter goes through a "90 day plan" model designed to help attendees successfully implement servant leadership back at their workplace.

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Diversity and Unity in Teams

As a young veterinary manager at the San Diego Zoo, I had an opportunity to rebuild a department from the ground up. In my youthful exuberance, I thought I knew what I needed to do. So, I hired the best and the brightest professionals I could find. I wanted people with diverse talents. But I also knew many who were the best technically did not have the skills to build trusting relationships with people.

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