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Servant Leadership and Forgiveness

Announcement: I apologize for missing chapter eleven of the book that we were using as a guide in our last series. I went back and blogged about it. And now we are complete. Look forward to our new series using the book, Leadership and the New Science: Discovering Order in a Chaotic World by Margaret […]

Servant Leadership: 2016 Year in Review

“Lead a More Daring Life” ~David Berry It has been an amazing year for my learning blog, Lead.From.Within. The three-year journey has been chocked full of amazing learning experiences, networking opportunities and the chance to teach and write about Servant Leadership. This year, my message has spanned across 69 countries, the top five including the United […]

Servant Leadership: The Movement

Round table discussion

ANNOUNCEMENT: Happy Holidays to Everyone! I have been away for a while working on a servant leadership book as the series editor for a volume on servant leadership from the follower perspective. Look for our book on Servant Leadership with 12 fabulous authors/contributors later in 2017! As we close 2016, please know that I am […]

4 Premises of Theology Concerning Servant-Led Institutions

Towards a Theology of Institutions by David Specht and Richard Broholm represents chapter nine of the book we are using as a guide, Practicing Servant-Leadership: Succeeding Through Trust, Bravery, and Forgiveness by Larry C. Spears and Michelle Lawrence. I think it is befitting that after the presidential debate that took place last night, that this chapter speaks about […]

6 Positive Phrases Servant-Leaders use when Listening

“There is a difference between listening and waiting for your turn to speak.” ~Simon Sinek Since there was so much good information in chapter eight, Servant-Leadership Characteristics in Organizational Life by Don DeGraaf, Colin Tilley, and Larry Neal, I decided to blog again on this chapter from the book we are using as a guide,Practicing […]

The 8 Pitfalls of Organizations and Emerging Servant Leaders

“All of us, whether or not we are warriors, have a cubic centimeter of chance that pops out in front of our eyes from time to time. The difference between the average man and a warrior is that the warrior is aware of this, and one of his tasks is to be alert, deliberately waiting […]

11 Tips for Servant-Led Collaborations

“When an organization knows its Spirit, it can lead itself from within…Organizations need a strong sense and conscience, a strong awareness of self, Who are we? What are we trying to do?” ~ Margaret Wheatley, Author of Leadership and the New Science Anatomy of a Collaboration: An Act of Servant-Leadership by Wendell J. Walls represents chapter […]

4 Values of Servant-Led Organizations

“There is nothing wrong with creating greater shareholder value or making a profit in your company… …However, there is something wrong when a Fortune 500 company doesn’t consider that its primary mission should be to exist for the sake of others, and not just for the sake of others in their exclusive shareholder family, but […]

10 Core Competencies of Servant Leadership and Philanthropic Institutions

“You cannot buy engagement, and you will pay for disengagement.” Adele du Rand, Professional speaker Servant-Leadership and Philanthropic Institutions by John C. Burkhardt and Larry C. Spears represent chapter five of the book we are using as a guide, Practicing Servant-Leadership: Succeeding Through Trust, Bravery, and Forgiveness by Larry C. Spears and Michelle Lawrence. In this chapter, Burkhardt and Spears […]

3 Questions to Consider as a Servant Leader

 “Any time people want to focus on my work, servant-leadership, or other values as a way to get better results it’s critical to start from the right place. You sincerely have to start with what you yourself are wanting to become, the being and becoming of you.”      ~James Autry Love and Work by James […]

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