Servant Leadership in Action

How You Can Achieve Great Relationships and Results

Author: Ken Blanchard,Renee Broadwell

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1523093986

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

View: 9717

“The only way to create great relationships and results is through servant leadership. It's all about putting other people first.” – from the foreword by John Maxwell We've all seen the negative impact of self-serving leaders in every sector of our society. Not infrequently, they end up bringing down their entire organization. But there is another way: servant leadership. Servant leaders lead by serving their people, not by exalting themselves. This collection features forty-four renowned servant leadership experts and practitioners—prominent business executives, bestselling authors, and respected spiritual leaders—who offer advice and tools for implementing this proven, but for some still radical, leadership model. Edited by legendary business author and lifelong servant leader Ken Blanchard and his longtime editor Renee Broadwell, this is the most comprehensive and wide-ranging guide ever published for what is, in every sense, a better way to lead.
Release

Servant Leadership in Action

How You Can Achieve Great Relationships and Results

Author: Ken Blanchard,Renee Broadwell

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1523093978

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

View: 3693

Servant Leadership in Action How You Can Achieve Great Relationships and Results We've seen the negative impact of self-serving leaders in every sector of our society. Not infrequently, they end up bringing down their entire organization. But there is another way. Servant leaders lead by serving their people, not by exalting themselves. In this collection, edited by legendary business author and lifelong servant leader Ken Blanchard and his longtime editor Renee Broadwell, leading businesspeople, bestselling authors, and spiritual leaders offer tools for implementing this proven—but for some, still radical—leadership model. The book is organized into six parts. Part One, Fundamentals of Servant Leadership, describes basic aspects of servant leadership. Part Two, Elements of Servant Leadership, highlights some of the different points of view of servant leaders. Part Three, Lessons in Servant Leadership, focuses on what people have learned on a personal level from observing servant leadership in action. Part Four, Exemplars of Servant Leadership, features people who have been identified as classic servant leaders. Part Five, Putting Servant Leadership to Work, offers firsthand accounts of people who have made servant leadership come alive in their organizations. Part Six, Servant Leadership Turnarounds, illustrates how servant leadership can dramatically impact both results and human satisfaction in organizations. This is the most comprehensive and wide-ranging guide ever published for what is, in every sense, a better way to lead.
Release

Servant Leadership in Action

How You Can Achieve Great Relationships and Results

Author: Ken Blanchard Broadwell,Renee

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781525272349

Category:

Page: 500

View: 4526

How You Can Achieve Great Relationships and Results We've seen the negative impact of self-serving leaders in every sector of our society. Not infrequently, they end up bringing down their entire organization. But there is another way. Servant leaders lead by serving their people, not by exalting themselves. In this collection, edited by legendary business author and lifelong servant leader Ken Blanchard and his longtime editor Renee Broadwell, leading businesspeople, bestselling authors, and spiritual leaders offer tools for implementing this proven - but for some, still radical - leadership model. The book is organized into six parts. Part One, Fundamentals of Servant Leadership, describes basic aspects of servant leadership. Part Two, Elements of Servant Leadership, highlights some of the different points of view of servant leaders. Part Three, Lessons in Servant Leadership, focuses on what people have learned on a personal level from observing servant leadership in action. Part Four, Exemplars of Servant Leadership, features people who have been identified as classic servant leaders. Part Five, Putting Servant Leadership to Work, offers firsthand accounts of people who have made servant leadership come alive in their organizations. Part Six, Servant Leadership Turnarounds, illustrates how servant leadership can dramatically impact both results and human satisfaction in organizations. This is the most comprehensive and wide-ranging guide ever published for what is, in every sense, a better way to lead.
Release

Servant Leadership

A Journey Into the Nature of Legitimate Power and Greatness

Author: Robert K. Greenleaf

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 0809105543

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 370

View: 4050

Twenty-five years ago Robert Greenleaf published these prophetic essays on what he coined servant leadership, a practical philosophy that replaces traditional autocratic leadership with a holistic, ethical approach. This highly influential book has been embraced by cutting edge management everywhere. Yet in these days of Enron and what VISA CEO Dee Hock calls our "era of massive institutional failure," Greenleaf's seminal work must reach the mainstream now more than ever.Servant Leadership--?helps leaders find their true power and moral authority to lead.?helps those served become healthier, wiser, freer, and more autonomous.?encourages collaboration, trust, listening, and empowerment.?offers long-lasting change, not a temporary fix.?extends beyond business for leaders of all types of groups.
Release

The Bridge to Growth

How Servant Leaders Achieve Better Results and Why It Matters Now More Than Ever

Author: Jude Rake

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1510728414

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 168

View: 8987

A recent study revealed that only 21 percent of workers feel engaged and truly committed to their company’s success and goals. They don’t know how their work connects to their company’s goals or understand how they can help achieve them. Leaders have failed to fully engage workers in the development and execution of their company’s mission and goals, and ultimately its journey toward success. Too often, employees are over-managed and under-led. Jude Rake, a business leader with more than 35 years of experience leading high-performance teams, shows how servant leaders—those who serve employees by giving them what they need to fully engage and commit to achieving the company’s goals—use nine proven principles to succeed: Grow leaders and difference makers, not just followers. Build and orchestrate high-performance teams more powerful than the sum of their parts. Focus the organization on strategic priorities, simplify operations, and accelerate progress. Champion the people who purchase and use your products and services. Cultivate a performance-based culture of innovation. Communicate relentlessly. See the world through the eyes of others. Be the model you want emulated. Coach people to achieve more than they thought possible. The Bridge to Growth details how to use these principles to elevate workforce engagement, collaboration, innovation, and accountability to build a bridge from strategy to exceptional execution and results.
Release

The World's Most Powerful Leadership Principle

How to Become a Servant Leader

Author: James C. Hunter

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 1400080878

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 7385

To lead is not to be “the boss,” the “head honcho,” or “the brass.” To lead is to serve. Although serving may imply weakness to some, conjuring up a picture of the CEO waiting on the workforce hand and foot, servant leadership is actually a robust, revolutionary idea that can have significant impact on an organization’s performance. Jim Hunter champions this hard/soft approach to leadership, which turns bosses and managers into coaches and mentors. By “hard,” Hunter means that servant leaders can be hard-nosed, even autocratic, when it comes to the basics of running the business: determining the mission (where the company is headed) and values (what the rules are that govern the journey) and setting standards and accountability. Servant leaders don’t commission a poll or take a vote when it comes to these critical fundamentals. After all, that’s what a leader’s job is, and people look to the leader to set the course and establish standards. But once that direction is provided, servant leaders turn the organizational structure upside down. They focus on giving employees everything they need to win, be it resources, time, guidance, or inspiration. Servant leaders know that providing for people and engaging hearts and minds foster a workforce that understands the benefits of striving for the greater good. The emphasis is on building authority, not power; on exerting influence, not intimidation. While many believe that servant leadership is a wonderful, inspiring idea, what’s been missing is the how-to, the specifics of implementation. Jim Hunter shows how to do the right thing for the people you lead. A servant leader or a self-serving leader: Which one are you? With Jim Hunter’s guidance, everyone has the potential to develop into a leader with character who leads with authority. From the Hardcover edition.
Release

Servant Leader

Author: Ken Blanchard

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418561525

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

View: 3952

Best-selling author of The One-Minute Manager, Ken Blanchard, along with Phil Hodges, reveals the meaning of servant leadership modeled after Jesus Christ. Based on Blanchard's and Hodges' Faith Walk seminars, business leaders come to realize that teams are more powerful than the sum of the individuals and to recognize their people as appreciating assets. Servant Leader summarizes the Four Dimensions of Leadership: the head (leadership assumptions and methods) the hands (application and leadership behavior) the heart (edging God out) the habits (solitude, prayer, study of scripture, unconditional love, etc.) The thousands who have attended his seminars witnessed the transforming power of this unconventional approach. Readers seeking to grow as leaders and business executives will find Servant Leader nothing short of life-changing.
Release

The Art of Servant Leadership II

How You Get Results Is More Important Than the Results Themselves

Author: Art Barter

Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.

ISBN: 1627875158

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 234

View: 5642

Not many industry revolutions begin with a typical married couple who risk everything to do something they've never done before. But that is exactly what Art and Lori Barter did in 2004 when they purchased Datron World Communications. The husband and wife knew everything about the power of strong values and the lack of values in modern corporations, but nothing about running a large-scale business that was -- at the time -- losing money. It was a test of faith and perseverance unlike any other. Everything from financial security to spiritual fulfillment was on the line. The Art of Servant Leadership II instructs modern business leaders on how to transform their businesses to servant-led organizations that prioritize integrity over profitability and never-ending quests to accumulate power. By integrating the servant-led paradigm into their inner lives and professional thinking, today's leaders can revolutionize heartless corporate strategies that reward the few at the expense of the many. Today, Datron World Communications is a multimillion-dollar, multicultural, international company with customers in more than eighty countries. That success is the result of the lessons taught in The Art of Servant Leadership II and proof that serving others with compassion and humility brings unprecedented rewards.
Release

Why Leadership Sucks

Fundamentals of Level 5 Leadership and Servant Leadership

Author: Miles Anthony Smith

Publisher: Kompelling Publishing

ISBN: 098840530X

Category: Leadership

Page: 206

View: 8744

What is ethical leadership? Is there a difference between leadership vs management? What is strategic leadership? What is the most effective leadership philosophy? Do you wish your company had leadership coaching and leadership courses, or are you frustrated with executive leadership? Do you long for more participative leadership? You are not alone. So why does leadership suck? It sucks because real leadership is hard, requires selfless service, and because the buck stops here. Servant leadership or Level 5 leadership is uncomfortable, humbling, self-denying, painful, and counter-intuitive; nonetheless, participative leadership is the only kind of leadership that brings lasting results, genuine happiness, and true self-fulfillment. The book is divided into four parts: Part 1: To serve or not to serve. Educational leadership requires servant leadership. Part 2: Do what's best for your organization. Discusses various aspects of organizational leadership and culture Part 3: Humility 101. Leadership principles of self-examination, apologies, authenticity, controlling and displaying emotions, and handling adversity are examined. Part 4: Specific management situations, focusing on business leadership competencies Here is the leadership training and leadership coaching you will learn from Miles and experience in Why Leadership Sucks? 1. Why servant leadership is a superior leadership philosophy and a better long-term strategy. 2. Develop executive leadership skills with practical action steps. 3. Learn from real world examples from the author's educational leadership experience. 4. Quotes on leadership help highlight and introduce sections within each chapter. To discover why ethical leadership is frustrating and learn strategic leadership principles for your leadership journey, download a sample or purchase Why Leadership Sucks now.
Release

Trust Works!

Four Keys to Building Lasting Relationships

Author: Ken Blanchard,Cynthia Olmstead,Martha Lawrence

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062205994

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 4465

New York Times bestselling author and leadership expert Ken Blanchard’s popular TrustWorks! training program is now available in book form! Trust Works!: Four Keys to Building Lasting Relationships is an insightful guide designed to help people navigate one of the most complex issues that affects all areas of our lives: trust. In Trust Works!, Ken Blanchard, Cynthia Olmstead, and Martha Lawrence demonstrate how to get along better with those around us. In today’s polarized society, building trust—and sustaining it—has never been more important or seemingly elusive. Trust Works! provides a common language and essential skills that can replace dissension with peace and cooperation and help us all work together productively and in harmony. Learn how the apply the “ABCD trust” model to address the factors that lead to discord, including low morale, miscommunication, poor response to problems and issues, and dysfunctional leadership.
Release

Farmer Able: A fable about servant leadership transforming organizations and people from the inside out

Author: Art Barter

Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.

ISBN: 162787237X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 8189

The pigs are running the farm. So begins the story of Farmer Able. Everyone on his farm -- people and animals alike – are downright downtrodden by him. He's overbearing and compulsively obsessed with profits and productivity. He's a typical top-down, power-based manager, forever tallying production numbers in his well-worn ledgers. But the more he pushes the hoofs and horns and humans, the more they dig in their heels. That is until one day when he hears a mysterious wind that whispers: "It's not all about me." Can he turn things around and begin attending to the needs of those on his farm, thus improving their attitudes and productivity? Farmer Able is an engaging parable that entertains as it enlightens. It reveals a profound truth about the dysfunction in organizations and how dramatic improvements can be made when leaders liberate employees to operate at their fullest potential and discover the significance in their work. If you're looking to develop a new and profoundly satisfying leadership style, one that advocates serving others and creating ethical, engaging workplaces and innovative environments, this book will set you on your way. If you are tired of "business as usual," this lively story will get you thinking about how to inspire your employees and produce better results.
Release

Dare to Serve

How to Drive Superior Results by Serving Others

Author: Cheryl A Bachelder

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 152309785X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 9165

In this updated edition of Dare to Serve, former Popeyes CEO Cheryl Bachelder shows that leading by serving is a rigorous and tough-minded approach that yields the best results. When she was named CEO of Popeyes in 2007, the stock price had slipped from $34 in 2002 to $13. The brand was stagnant, the team was discouraged, and the franchisees were just plain angry. Nine years later, restaurant sales were up 45 percent, restaurant profits had doubled, and the stock price was over $61. Servant leadership is sometimes derided as soft or ineffective, but this book confirms that challenging people to reach a daring destination, while treating them with dignity, creates the conditions for superior performance. The second edition of this bestselling book includes Bachelder's post-Popeyes observations and new examples of how you can switch your leadership from self to serve. Ever engaging and inspirational, Bachelder takes you firsthand through the transformation of Popeyes and shows how anyone, at any level can become a Dare-to-Serve leader.
Release

Lead Like Jesus Revisited

Author: Ken Blanchard,Phil Hodges

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0718084977

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 6067

"The more I read the Bible, the more evident it becomes that everything I have ever taught or written about effective leadership over the past 25 years, Jesus did to perfection. He is simply the greatest leadership role model of all time." -Ken Blanchard Effective leadership—whether on the job, in the community, at church or in the home—starts on the inside. Before you can hope to lead anyone else, you have to know who you are. Every leader must answer two critical questions: Whose are you going to be? Who are you going to be? One deals with your relationship to Christ. The other with your life purpose. In this newly revised classic, renowned leadership expert Ken Blanchard along guides readers through the process of discovering how to lead like Jesus. It really could be described as the process of aligning two internal domains-the heart and the head; and two external domains—the hands and the habits. These four dimensions of leadership form the outline for this very practical and transformational book. With simple yet profound principles from the life of Jesus, and dozens of stories and leadership examples from his own life, Ken Blanchard will once again show us the way effective leaders lead.
Release

Lead with LUV

A Different Way to Create Real Success

Author: Ken Blanchard,Colleen Barrett

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0137040555

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 9872

Once, there was a remarkable person who led with love. Her company succeeded where its competitors struggled. Its customers were loyal, its employees loved to work there, and it was profitable year after year, for decades. This loving leader began her career as an executive secretary, yet the company's founder chose her to succeed him as president. When asked why, he said, "Because she knows how to love people to success." She is Colleen Barrett, President Emeritus of Southwest Airlines. Lead with LUV is an extraordinary, wide-ranging conversation between Barrett and the legendary Ken Blanchard, author of The One Minute Manager. Drawing on personal experience, Barrett and Blanchard reveal why leading with love is the most powerful way to lead and how it can help you achieve truly amazing levels of performance. Discover: What "love" really means in the organizational context. Why leading with love is not "soft" management! How to use redirection and tough love to handle inappropriate behavior or performance. Why "servant leadership" is love in action, and how to make it work. How to build the compelling vision and culture that sustains leadership with love.
Release

Lead Like Jesus

Author: Ken Blanchard,Phil Hodges

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 1400314208

Category: Religion

Page: 258

View: 4683

The author of One Minute Manager, one of the world's most popular management methods, introduces principles for effective leadership that focus on Jesus as a role model, aligning four internal and external domains--the heart, the head, the hands, and the habits.
Release

The Heart, Head, and Hands of a Servant Leader

Unleashing Personal Greatness to Serve Others

Author: Michael J. Stabile, Ph.d.,Phd Michael J Stabile

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781535068215

Category:

Page: 190

View: 3937

Whether you're an account executive or a stay-at-home mom, you can effect transformational change if you learn to access the spirit of leadership imprinted on your DNA. In a world of innumerable books and workshops on leadership, life coach Michael J. Stabile, PhD, provides the "missing link" between the desire to lead and the ability to lead well: following Jesus's example by learning that all leaders, great and small, are servants. Stabile breaks down the fundamentals of servant leadership into three parts: Why are your "heart," "head," and "hands" so important? In Part 1, explore Stabile's unique claim that servant leadership is hardwired into your genetic coding and is critical for success. What are a leader's heart, head, and hands? In Part 2, find that "sweet spot" of leadership greatness by attaching your gifts to God's purposes. How do you integrate your heart, head, and hands to maximize leadership potential? In Part 3, acquire practical tips and tools backed by science and biblical truth. Not just another religious book, Stabile's guide proves that the spark of servant leadership is universal and resides in the heart of every person. Dive in, and answer Stabile's empowering call to lead by Christ's example.
Release

The Art of Servant Leadership

Designing Your Organization for the Sake of Others

Author: Tony Baron

Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.

ISBN: 1604944234

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 182

View: 3153

There is a crisis in Leadership. "Harvard Business Review" recently stated that business executives are least likely to contribute to society. Self-serving leadership has eroded our confidence with wide-spread scandals, significant layoffs, and insane executive bonuses. Loyalty seems to be a one-way street! What is the solution? "The Art of Servant Leadership" provides a prophetic voice in overcoming the craziness within business and a guidebook on how any public or private company can achieve its true purpose in this world. Interwoven with the principles of servant leadership is a story of how one CEO transformed his international communications company to exist for the sake of others. About the Author Tony Baron is president of the Servant Leadership Institute, a division of Datron World Communications, headquartered in Vista, California. He holds a double doctorate in psychology and theology and serves as adjunct professor in pastoral theology and leadership development at Fuller Theological Seminary and Azusa Pacific University. Dr. Baron teaches, trains, and consults with corporate and church leaders around the world on how to live for the sake of others. He has authored four previous books. An ordained Anglican priest, Dr. Baron is board certified in forensic medicine and is a diplomate of the American board of Psychological Specialties.
Release

Spark

How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success

Author: Angie Morgan,Courtney Lynch,Sean Lynch

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054471623X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 3730

New York Times Bestseller “A myth-destroying book that will make you rethink both the theory and practice of leadership.” — Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive “If you truly want to become a Spark in your organization and in your life, I urge you to read this book now.” — Mike “Coach K” Krzyzewski, head coach, Duke University Men’s Basketball Leadership is not about job titles—it’s about action and behavior. “Sparks” are the doers, thinkers, innovators, and key influencers who are catalysts for personal and organizational change. But these extraordinary individuals aren’t defined by the place they hold on an organizational chart—they are defined by their actions, commitment, and will. Leadership experts Angie Morgan, Courtney Lynch, and Sean Lynch show how you can become a Spark by cultivating seven key leadership behaviors. Grounded in the latest research on leadership development, this fresh, accessible road map is packed with real-world stories from inside companies like Facebook, Google, and Boston Scientific, and from the authors’ own high-stakes, challenging experiences serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. With SPARK as a blueprint, anyone can become a catalyst for change, and any organization can identify and develop Sparks. “These authors are not only great leadership thinkers, but they have all led people in challenging circumstances—a huge advantage in guiding the rest of us. Trust them to take you to a new level.” — Brigadier General Thomas A. Kolditz, U.S. Army (Ret.), director of the Ann and John Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University
Release

The Servant Leader

How to Build a Creative Team, Develop Great Morale, and Improve Bottom-Line Perf ormance

Author: James A. Autry

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 9780307422354

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 9722

A Practical Guide to Using the Principles of Servant Leadership Leadership is a calling. And servant leadership—the idea that managing with respect, honesty, love, and spirituality empowers employees—helps individuals answer that calling. Bestselling author and former Fortune 500 executive James A. Autry reveals the servant leader’s tools, a set of skills and ideals that will transform the way business is done. It helps leaders nurture the needs and goals of those who look to them for leadership. The result is a more productive, successful, and happier organization, and a more meaningful life for the leader. Autry reveals how to remain true to the servant leadership model when handling day-to-day and long-term management situations, including how to: •Provide guidance during conflict and crisis •Assure your continued growth and progress as a leader •Train managers in the principles of servant leadership •Transform a company with morale problems into a great place to work Practiced by one-third of the companies on Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list, servant leadership is a thriving philosophy. Ultimately, Autry explores how it can be a valuable, refreshing, and rewarding approach to leading others in business life.
Release

The Mind of the Leader

How to Lead Yourself, Your People, and Your Organization for Extraordinary Results

Author: Rasmus Hougaard,Jacqueline Carter

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1633693430

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 3385

Join the global movement that's making corporations more people-centric to achieve great results. The world is facing a global leadership crisis. Seventy-seven percent of leaders think they do a good job of engaging their people, yet 88 percent of employees say their leaders don't engage enough. There is also a high level of suffering in the workplace: 35 percent of employees would forgo a pay raise to see their leaders fired. This is an enormous waste of human talent--despite the fact that $46 billion is spent each year on leadership development. Based on extensive research, including assessments of more than 35,000 leaders and interviews with 250 C-level executives, The Mind of the Leader concludes that organizations and leaders aren't meeting employees' basic human needs of finding meaning, purpose, connection, and genuine happiness in their work. But more than a description of the problem, The Mind of the Leader offers a radical, yet practical, solution. To solve the leadership crisis, organizations need to put people at the center of their strategy. They need to develop managers and executives who lead with three core mental qualities: mindfulness, selflessness, and compassion. Using real-world inspirational examples from Marriott, Accenture, McKinsey & Company, LinkedIn, and many more, The Mind of the Leader shows how this new kind of leadership turns conventional leadership thinking upside down. It represents a radical redefinition of what it takes to be an effective leader--and a practical, hard-nosed solution to every organization's engagement and execution problems.
Release