Born into a family of servant leadership… exposed early on.
Words of advice from my mom….
My dad was a paramedic for the city of Cleveland. As part of his career, he was involved with the union, as one of their founders and a longtime union leader. He dealt with paramedics, city politicians, state politicians, federal level people, and lobbyists. What I loved most about watching my dad is that he dealt with everyone the same way – as people. Ordinary people. Not treating them a certain way for their titles. My dad taught me that first and foremost people are their individuals, and while their title may seem to empower, it’s their actions that speak the truth.
As a kid, I hated going out with my dad. Everywhere we went, he seemed to know *someone*. It was annoying that he would stop and talk with everyone. We wanted to go places and keep moving. Come on, dad. Keep moving.
As I got older, I really appreciated why he stopped and talked to everyone and why he seemed to always know someone.
Now, I’m the one who can’t take a few steps without someone knowing me. And I can only hope that when my boys get older that they appreciate why I am this way.
For me, I’ve learned to become that person. Which ends up explaining why when I’m in a new place, I need to talk with everyone and get the lay of the land.
Energy – having high personal energy is important Energize – How do people feel after interacting with you? Edge – Can you make tough decisions without fear of being disliked? Some people have a hard time with this. But when I talk with them and find out they are parents, I remind them of “tough love” and how we as parents have to do this with our kids as well. Execute – Can you deliver? Passion – If there’s passion about job goals, the 4 Es are held together easily for top performers.
Head coach at UCLA, wizard of Westwood, 10 NCAA championships in 12 years Not just a coach, also a player and also into various topics including organizational leadership
Knowing what they do how they do things, it may be easier to figure out how to get them what they need in terms of tools, improved skills, or even time off Recently – telling my team to take off around the holidays
More ears on what’s going on locally, can help business and self-development Go to user groups that you’re interested in that may not necessarily be a part of your day job – grow your skillset as well. Important as leaders to always be learning
- Side projects are helpful for practicing skills and learning new ones, especially if you can’t apply them in the workforce yet
The best of the past two slides: There’s a community there that will help you gain more visibility
Nourish the stomach and the soul.
A lot of important conversations can be had while out of the office and over a meal.
Becoming a Servant Leader
Becoming a Servant Leader
Leading from the Trenches
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