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The Time is Right for Servant Leadership

I am reposting a revised blog from February 2017, which seems even more relevant today.

A brief examination of headlines in business, government, and education reveals a focus on leadership that seems to intensify with each passing year. Over the last two decades, I’ve reviewed leadership theories, models, and styles, such as situational, functional, adaptive, generative, authentic, collective, collaborative, transformational, and authoritarian, to name a few.

Many of these offer valuable insights for our current Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) times. And it is possible to combine some of these models to develop an effective leadership profile DOWNLOAD PDF

By |2022-07-12T16:39:12-04:00June 4th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Beyond Self-Obsession, Servant Leaders Serve First

A brief examination of headlines in business, government, and education reveals a focus on leadership that seems to intensify with each passing year. Over the last two decades, I’ve reviewed leadership theories, models, and styles, such as situational, functional, adaptive, generative, authentic, collective, collaborative, transformational, and authoritarian, to name a few.

Many of these offer valuable insights for our current Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) times. And it is possible to combine some of these models to develop an effective leadership profile or portfolio, to produce results and manage change. But the more I study, teach, and DOWNLOAD PDF

By |2022-08-26T15:47:39-04:00February 13th, 2017|Blog|1 Comment

Deep Listening Mindsets, Part 4: Cultivating Being

By Tony V. Zampella, designer of learning programs

Continuing our inquiry into Listening, part four of our four-part series focuses on level 4, Listening for Being. As we enter this deepest level of listening, I offer these words from Gemma Fiumara:

“One can ‘study’ philosophy with relative ease but it is more difficult to experiment in listening. It is almost as though in order to listen one had to ‘become’ different … Unless we are ready, receptive – and also, possibly, vulnerable – the experience of listening appears to be impossible. Philosophy demands our entire mind: listening our totality.”

By |2022-08-26T14:19:55-04:00September 6th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments
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