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 –
  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.
  11. Servant leaders persuade.
  13. Servant leaders build community.
  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