Category Archive: Servant-leadership

Living for Something Bigger than Yourself: The Obsession of Successful Leaders

Rise above self-obsession so you can live for something bigger than yourself. You might be self-obsessed if you: Always know the “right” way. Can’t take criticism. Make excuses for your flaws, frailties, and… Continue reading

Sir Edmund Hillary Reveals Something More Satisfying than Climbing Everest

The top of the world straddles the border of Tibet and Nepal standing proudly at five and half miles high. Mt. Everest, named after the British Surveyor General of India Sir George Everest,… Continue reading

My Black Friend Surprised Me with the Truth

I was shocked when a black friend told me she wasn’t welcomed in some stores in our town. This was years ago. I still don’t understand the realities of racism. I’ve never feared… Continue reading

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