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!
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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. Read more...
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.
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.
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.
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
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 Read more...