Is Vulnerability the Kryptonite of Leadership?

Getty Images In doing some research on leadership, I came across an interesting fact. One of the biggest fears that leaders have is being vulnerable. Why?...
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Leadership Engagement . . . Wait . . . What?

Photo By Priscilla Dupree Ok. I'm just going to go straight for the jugular. In the world of work today, employee engagement is NOT the problem....
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You Are Not a Servant Leader if . . .

Some of you I am sure are familiar with the classic comedy routine and series of books by Jeff Foxworthy called You Might Be A Redneck If . . ....
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What Exactly is Servant Leadership?

I teach a class called Introduction to Servant Leadership at Grand Canyon University. It's a fun class to teach because many of the students have never really heard of servant...
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Employee Engagement Issues? Try Servant Leadership

According to a 2021 Gallup poll, roughly one-third of U.S. employees are actively engaged at their place of work. That means that around two-thirds are either not engaged, or actively...
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Self-awareness is Critical to Being a Successful Servant Leader

Anthony K. Tjan and Richard J. Harrington found it to be true while conducting research for their book, Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck. So did the researchers at Green Peak Partners and...
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It’s Time We Call Servant Leadership What It Really Is

It is time that we stop beating around the bush when it comes to what servant leadership is. It is time that we stopped describing it using coded words like...
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Servant Leadership is Not the Best Thing for Society

Like many aspiring leaders, servant or otherwise, I understand that one of the biggest hurdles faced by those looking to be effective leaders is overcoming one's ego. An ego can...
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Recommended Reading

  • The Servant as Leader

    by Robert K. Greenleaf

  • Dare to Serve

    by Cheryl Bachelder

  • The Serving Leader

    by Kenneth R. Jennings and John Stahl-Wert

  • The World’s Most Powerful Leadership Principle: How to Become a Servant Leader

    by James C. Hunter

  • Servant Leadership: A Journey Into the Nature of Legitimate Power and Greatness

    by Robert K. Greenleaf

  • It’s Not About the Coffee: Lessons on Putting People First From a Life at Starbucks

    by Howard Behar