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The Servant Leader

March 30, 2018
The Servant Leader

Tweet Have you ever faced impossible odds? Not just something difficult, but something so incredibly challenging that even those closest to you and most supportive of you were shaking their heads and didn’t believe what you were trying to accomplish was possible? Perhaps they even tried to talk you out of attempting it for...
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The Servant Leader

March 16, 2018
The Servant Leader

Tweet I was sad to hear of the passing of Roger Bannister on March 3. Bannister was one of my heroes who gave me an understanding of a breakthrough early in my life and career. As most know, he was the first person to run a mile in under 4 minutes when he clocked...
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The Servant Leader

February 28, 2018
The Servant Leader

Tweet   If you are like me, you do not go looking for feedback. Often it feels awkward and points to our leadership blind spots or skill gaps. Since we don’t necessarily like change, it’s natural to resist. This awkwardness can make it uncomfortable to give or receive feedback, so the usual fallback position...
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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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