Servant Leadership: Leading Without Power

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For a talk to student leaders at Vanderbilt, here's my take on who servant leaders are, what they do, and why they're best to bring about lasting change in society.

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Servant Leadership: Leading Without Power

  1. Servant Leadership: Leading Without Power Sam Davidson – CoolPeopleCare.org
  2. The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall. Ernesto "Che" Guevara
  3. A revolution is a movement that has become mainstream.
  4. More people Doing more things That become a way of life
  5. Servant leaders are best prepared to bring about large-scale and lasting change.
  6. Servant leaders are call to a purpose, not to a position.
  7. Servant leaders succeed only when his or her followers do.
  8. Servant leaders know when it’s time to move on.
  9. Servant leaders listen.
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  11. Servant leaders persuade.
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  13. Servant leaders build community.
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  15. Having what it takes to be a servant leader comes down to two viewpoints:
  16. How do you view community?
  17. How do you view change?
  18. “ Not much happens without a dream. And for something great to happen, there must be a great dream. Behind every great achievement is a dreamer of great dreams. Much more than a dreamer is required to bring it to reality; but the dream must be there first.” -Robert K. Greenleaf, The Servant as Leader

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