Category Archive: Servant-leadership

The Cost and Opportunity of Standing-With

You put yourself on the line when you stand-with. Some of my proudest memories are of people I’ve stood-with when it would have been easier to walk-away. I’m not special. It’s likely you’ve… Continue reading

How Great Leaders Build Strong Relationships

You might think leadership would be easy if it wasn’t for people. Try sending everyone home! Now what? You’re an individual contributor – not a leader – when you work in isolation. Relationship… Continue reading

How to Move any Leadership Aspiration to Reality

Aspiration is the beginning of leadership. Clarify leadership’s 3 aspirations: Personal growth: Who do you aspire to become? Talent development: How will you develop yourself and others? Leadership achievement: What do you aspire… Continue reading

Big Shot, Bureaucrat, or Servant Leader

The way you view yourself sets the trajectory of your leadership. You might pressure people into conformity, but that never wins hearts. You must choose between short-sighted coercion and servant leadership. Choose who… Continue reading

The Answer to Boredom isn’t Variety

Everyday Phil wakes up it’s February 2 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania – Groundhog Day.  That’s what happens to Phil Connors (Bill Murray) in the comedy classic, Groundhog Day. Maybe you feel like it’s 2:00… Continue reading

Motivation to Televise Your Colonoscopy

Last year, Katie Couric convinced Jimmy Kimmel to televise his first colonoscopy. In 2000, Katie televised her own. What motivates a person to have a colonoscopy on national television? The answer is pain.… Continue reading