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The Servant-Leader as Inclusive Human-Centered Leader

I read an article today and it spoke about the seven components of human-centered leadership which align quite nicely with the concept of the Serving Leader. I was excited to see what key components might be included in the list so I read on (while sipping my morning coffee). Adam Pacifico, Cheryl Stokes argue that […]

Four Ways to Educate the Heart

“When educating the minds of our youth, we should not forget to educate their hearts.” ~ Dalai Lama Servant Leaders understand that education today requires more than the standard textbook education or standard body of knowledge taught in the classroom. This education includes the basics of how the mind works, a healthy regulation of emotions, […]

Heal The Earth

NOTE: Good Afternoon to you all! I have been away for a few weeks grant writing for a client! What a perfect example of Servant Leadership I have experienced through fundraising. And, my first book was released on Amazon! It can found at http://amzn.to/1WXxxqO . It is very exciting times for us and we thank you for […]

Economics As If People Mattered

NOTE: HAPPY NEW YEAR! Welcome back to the Learning Blog, Lead.From.Within. I am excited about 2016, and I am grateful that you are joining me in our continued journey into Servant Leadership! We will move forward with the remaining chapters in the book, A Force for Good: The Dalai Lama’s Vision for Our World by […]

2015 in review

Thank you to all of my blog followers! Without you, I can’t continue to teach Servant Leadership. I am excited and hopeful for 2016! Thank you for sharing in my journey in 2015. #Servant Leadership #Lead.From.Within.   A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 620 times in 2015. If […]

The Kindness Revolution

“My religion is Kindness.” – Dalai Lama XIV Servant Leaders understand that kindness is the way for an authentic leader. In Goleman’s book, A Force For Good: The Dalai Lama’s Vision for Our World, chapter three, The Kindness Revolution, the Dalai Lama tells a story, in a room filled with eight thousand people at Emory […]

Emotional Hygiene

“Now there are many, many people in the world, but relatively few with whom we interact, and even fewer who cause us problems. So when you come across such a chance for practicing patience and tolerance, you should treat it with gratitude. It is rare. Just as having unexpectedly found a treasure in your own […]

Reinvent the Future

“Whether you believe in God or not does not matter so much, whether you believe in Buddha or not does not matter so much; as a Buddhist, whether you believe in reincarnation or not does not matter so much. You must lead a good life. And a good life does not mean just good food, […]


David Berry’s excellent read on recovery. A must read!

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