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The Servant Leader

January 29, 2018
The Servant Leader

Tweet I’m working this week with an executive who must embrace change. In fact, his life just might depend on it. Having a heart attack three weeks ago probably is as good a reason as any to think about making changes in one’s life and work. For most of us, however, it’s simply not...
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The Servant Leader

January 22, 2018
The Servant Leader

Tweet Time out! Do you have followers? Do you have the right followers? What I mean is followers who make a difference to your organization, to the communities in which they belong, and to the families in which they live. Almost 30 years ago as a young sales representative for Dale Carnegie, an owner...
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The Servant Leader

January 15, 2018
The Servant Leader

Tweet I was working this week with a global vice president whose organization is facing 7% turnover. He met with his staff and asked the magic question: “In what ways can we…?” It took them 25 minutes to stop blaming and start thinking of possible solutions. Only then did ideas begin to flow: Change...
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Time Out! The Servant Leader

January 5, 2018
Time Out! The Servant Leader

Tweet Goals. Please write, review, and/or rewrite your goals for 2018. Did you write them from the “Me” perspective or the “We” perspective? When we set our goals from the “We” perspective, we can be more helpful or useful to others to better serve them. Send me a note and let me know what...
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This is our time…Right now! The Servant Leader

December 26, 2017
This is our time…Right now! The Servant Leader

Tweet Overcoming odds, doing what others might believe is impossible, executing successfully, then telling the story is inspirational. Why? Because many of us get discouraged by what seems to be an impossible task as even those close to us have their doubts. This causes us to question ourselves and our abilities. For most of...
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Time Out! The Servant Leader

November 29, 2017
Time Out! The Servant Leader

Tweet Time Out! Many of you know I grew up on a farm in central Pennsylvania. While I chose early in life not to make agriculture my vocation, my sister, Audrey Gay Rodgers, did select agriculture — with a twist — for her life’s work. She has the Hameau Farm Camp for girls where every summer girls ages...
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Time Out!

September 1, 2017
Time Out!

Tweet “Everybody wins when a leader gets better.” This compelling declaration came from Bill Hybels in the first few minutes of his opening remarks at the 2017 Global Leadership Summit, and I got ten times the value of my investment with that simple, yet powerful thought. For the last 30 years, the reason I...
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Time Out!

August 17, 2017
Time Out!

Tweet This past week our leadership team attended The Global Leadership Summit, and it was tremendous to hear some current global leaders discuss the mysteries of leadership.  You can imagine the excitement I felt of receiving rather than presenting and how satisfying it was to have my emotional bucket filled. Here is just one...
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Time Out!

August 10, 2017
Time Out!

Tweet This past week, I found myself working with several executives on change management.  Not only were they trying to deal with change themselves, they were thinking about how to be helpful when others experience change.  How exciting to observe the servant mindset with these executives as they were focused on helping others. The...
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Time Out!

August 3, 2017
Time Out!

Tweet This past week, I was working with an executive team on time management.  We started with a paradigm shift in answering the question, “Why work on ways to better utilize time?”   After all, we get 1,440 minutes every day, and regardless of how effective we are, we get another 1,440 the next...
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