Lead Them Where They Want to Go

  Very few individuals, if they’re honest, enjoy going to work every day in an environment filled with distrust, political maneuvering, and so many of the other ugly things that characterize too many groups and organizations. And most folks, if you ask them, would say they wish things were different where they work. In fact,[…]

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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