The Key To Creating More Servant Leaders

Servant Leadership Is The Way Of The Future

How to create more servant leaders should be on the minds of every leader. By creating more servant leaders, you help produce leaders who are leading because they have a desire to help and influence others. That’s a goal worth striving for!

You can help create a generation of servant leaders

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However, how does one create more servant leaders? The workplace is filled with people who want to look out for number one, numero uno, their own bacon. It can be hard to find up-and-coming leaders who truly want to serve others. But you can find and help create the next generation of servant leaders.

What Is Servant Leadership?

Servant leadership is a model of leadership lived out by many leaders throughout history. Lao-Tzu, in Tao Te Ching, describes servant leadership. Jesus Christ lived the life of a servant leader. Mother Theresa gave her life serving others and found herself hailed as a leader.

The Changing Landscape Of Education And What It Means For Your Organization With Derek Magill

Answers From Leadership Podcast 44

Derek Magill is a college dropout. But don’t let that make you think Derek doesn’t know what’s going on.

Derek realized something during his time in school. He was learning more outside of the classroom. His classmates were there for the credit hours. And a successful career is not made from humanities courses.

The landscape of education is changing

Then, he went on to work on a campaign for a US congressional race. To selling guns. To doing photography. Derek’s been able to work with incredible businesses around the United States all without a college degree.

In episode 44 of the Answers From Leadership Podcast, Derek and I discuss what the changing landscape of education looks like and what that looks like for organizations today. Listen in and discover why apprenticeships are the next big thing in business.

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Finding And Being A Mentor With Richard McLemore – The Answers From Leadership Podcast Episode 6

The Answers From Leadership Podcast Episode 6

Today’s guest on The Answers From Leadership Podcast is Richard McLemore. He was the Canada BDC Regional Manager for Oracle. His specialties include coaching hiring/interviewing, revenue attainment, and career development.

Leadership expert Richard McLemore

Show Notes:

What do we need to know about you?

Played football at the University of Oklahoma
Served in the Special Forces where he was deployed to Vietnam and Los
Found he had a knack for sales and focused in that arena for 35 years

What does mentoring look like?

It looks different to different people
Having an expertise or showing extra care in working with others
Creating good relationships

He was taught 9 requirements for being a mentor
Starts with being able to inspire and motivate people
Have a high degree of collaboration
Have courage
Be able to build relationships with people
Develop and support others
Needs to be trusted at all times
Able to walk the talk
Have a strategic posture and perspective
Drive for results

How To Create The Culture Within Your Organization

Lots of people are talking about corporate culture and how they want their organizations to be known for theirs.

After all, companies like Google and Amazon are known for the culture their company permeates.

But how does an organization create a corporate culture when one has never been defined? It’s difficult because there’s been a culture that’s evolved since no one stepped up to direct the culture.

It’s now your duty to create the culture you want.

This is how you do it:

Model the behavior you want to see: Do you want the culture of your organization to be laid back and easy going or do you want your organization to look like it’s worth a million bucks?

You have the power to shape the culture. To do so, you must model the behavior you want seen.

Mentor Like Yoda

Yoda is a lovable but tough teacher in the Star Wars universe. He took a young farm boy and helped him become a great Jedi.

We seen Yoda guide and mold the remarkable Luke Skywalker into someone who could take on the formidable Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader (the later he learns was really his father, GASP!).

You can be a Yoda to someone today

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A recent blog post by Scott Cochrane inspired these. He said it’s a myth that your leadership mentor is Yoda.

Within the post, he gave great reasons on why he is not like Yoda. Especially the idea your leadership mentor will be all knowing (which they never will be).

I think I have to challenge this notion. Your leadership mentor can be like Yoda. In fact, I think YOU should be like Yoda.

If you want to be like Yoda, I think you can follow his lead by: