8 Questions About Our Servant Leadership

Those who know me know I’m a huge fan of Socrates, and specifically the Socratic method. I think much learning and growth can happen within the context of (1) asking questions of ourselves and others, (2) thinking through questions and their underlying assumptions, and (3) searching for honest answers to those questions. So with that[…]

How Does Your Leadership Affect Others?

Leadership can be measured, in part, by its effect on those we lead. Leadership affects people, for better or worse. Those interested in truly embracing a philosophy of servant leadership have some indicators we can look for. For instance… Do we energize others? Or do we drag them down? Do we encourage emotional health? Or[…]

Laozi and Leadership

“The highest type of ruler is one of whose existence the people are barely aware. Next comes one whom they love and praise. Next comes one whom they fear. Next comes one whom they despise and defy.” The above is a statement made by the ancient Chinese philosopher, Laozi. I came across it while doing[…]

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Leaders Serve First

The underlying philosophy of servant leadership is important to grasp. Though it may at first glance seem to be an issue of semantics, the distinction between a leader who serves and a servant who leads is a fundamental one. What separates servant-leadership from other discussions of leadership is that it takes the approach of leadership[…]

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