Lead Humbly: The Path of Servant Leadership

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Lead Humbly: The Path of Servant Leadership

  1. 1. LEAD HUMBLY The Path of Servant Leadership
  2. 2. WHO’S TALKING? Lindy Ryan, MAL Editor-in-Chief of Radiant Advisors & Faculty at City University of Seattle Graduate School of Business
  3. 3. WHAT IS LEADERSHIP? Raise your hands. (seriously)
  4. 4. lead⋅er⋅ship (noun) [lee-der-ship] 1. a person who guides or directs a group 2. ability to lead 3. an act or instance of leading; guidance 4. the leaders of a group
  5. 5. LEADERSHIP is the ability and act of guiding and motivating a group of people toward a common purpose. 5  
  6. 6. QUESTION #1 Who are leaders?
  7. 7. “Don’t let the noise of others drown out your inner voice.” - Steve Jobs, Apple
  8. 8. “I always knew I was destined for greatness.” -Oprah
  9. 9. “By giving the people the power to share, we’re making the world more transparent.” -Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook 9  
  10. 10. “I really hope I can make a difference, even in the smallest way.” – Duchess Kate Middelton
  11. 11. ANSWER: You…and me.
  12. 12. QUESTION #2 Are all leaders good?
  13. 13. “I have the duty to be a fighter for truth and justice.” - Adolf Hitler
  14. 14. “I’m a catalyst for change.” - Rupert Murdoch News Corp
  15. 15. ANSWER: No. Not all leaders are “good.”
  16. 16. THE ULTIMATE QUESTION How do I become a “good” leader?
  17. 17. -> SERVANT <- LEADERSHIP
  18. 18. “Servant leadership begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead.” - Robert Greenleaf
  19. 19. “We must be the change we wish to see.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  20. 20. “Change happens by listening, then starting a dialogue with the people who are doing something you don’t believe is right.” - Jane Goodall
  21. 21. “A man can’t ride your back unless it’s bent.” - MLK Jr.
  22. 22. WAIT... How can I be a servant leader?
  23. 23. TEN Characteristics of a Servant Leader
  24. 24. #1 Listen and Understand  
  25. 25. show Empathy #2
  26. 26. #3 Lend a helping hand
  27. 27. #4 be aware
  28. 28. be Persuasive #5
  29. 29. dream #6 Great
  30. 30. #7 Think Ahead
  31. 31. #8 Be a Steward
  32. 32. Grow. Grow. Grow. Grow. #9
  33. 33. Build community #10
  34. 34. LISTEN BE EMPATHETIC LEND A HAND BE AWARE BE PERSUASIVE DREAM BIG LOOK AHEAD BE A STEWARD GROW BUILD COMMUNITY
  35. 35. SECRET INGREDIENT Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
  36. 36. EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE (sometimes called EQ) is the ability to fully understand oneself and relate well with others.
  37. 37. Four points for moral Leadership
  38. 38. Set noble goals
  39. 39. Take active steps to pursue them  
  40. 40. Pay a price yourself
  41. 41. Ask others to pay a price as well
  42. 42. TAKE-AWAYS: ª  ª  ª  ª  ª  THE LEADER IN YOU GOOD VERSUS BAD LEADERS WHO ARE SERVANT LEADERS EQ: THE SECRET INGREDIENT 10 CHARACTERISTICS OF SERVANT LEADERSHIP ª  4 POINTS FOR MORAL LEADERSHIP
  43. 43. THANK YOU @lindy_ryan lindy.ryan@radiantadvisors.com lryan@cityu.edu

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