Servant leadership

Dateline: Fri 08 Apr 2011

This info is courtesy of the Peace Learning Center in Indianapolis, which I support whole-heartedily. This seminar will take place May 20 at the Indiana Interchurch Center starting at 8:30 a.m. and concluding at noon. (which doesn't seem like a lot of time). Cost is $49.

If you are in management, and you're tired of the old models, this is a highly meaningful alternative that can produce excellent results.

Session Description: Dr. Kent M. Keith, CEO of the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership, will conduct a half-day session introducing servant leadership. In this session, Dr. Keith will share the ways in which servant leadership is ethical, practical, and meaningful. He will define servant leadership, compare the power model with the service model of leadership, share examples of servant- leaders and explain seven key practices that make servant-leaders effective: self-awareness, listening, changing the pyramid, developing your colleagues, coaching and mentoring, unleashing the energy and intelligence of others, and foresight. Additional discussion topics will include the sources of meaning in life and work and how servant-leaders gain the benefits of finding meaning—intrinsic motivation, good mental health, and the opportunity to be deeply happy. He will explain the meaning of the Paradoxical Commandments that he wrote and published in 1968, which subsequently traveled around the world and have been used by millions of people. The session includes simple exercises for participants, opportunities for questions, as well as group discussion. Each participant will receive a copy of Dr. Keith’s book, The Case for Servant Leadership, to use as a handbook during the session.


Tell The Truth [Member] said:

Another connection, PLC.

I attended one of their NFP board member workshops last winter. I had a lukewarm attitude abotu them--the name sounds so "touchy-feely."

They blew me away. Well done.


2011-04-08 13:53:14

hendy [Member] said:

It's a philosophy that bucks human nature. Sri Chimnoy was also an advocate of a similar philosophical trend, as other 'eastern' modern philosophers have been.

In a world of branding and figurehead worship, it loses the cult embodiment. Sadly and intrinsically, it has difficulty selling itself. Nice catch, tho, Ruth. There's a whole segment of people that could benefit from it. I don't think they'll self-identify with it. The populace is too used to the seeming immediacy of reward. And I promise not to add anything about its zen.

2011-04-08 15:40:34

Seneca [Member] said:


$49 divided by 3.5 equals $14 per hour per listener. Multiply that by . . .?

Who is being the "servant" and who is being the patsy?

Nice work, if you can get it.

2011-04-08 16:45:25

Nicolas Martin [unverified] said:

Speaking of peace. Now that Obama has become a three war president, and, having broken his promise, has resumed Guantanamo trials, why are most of his supporters mute? Is he better than Bush on peace and civil liberty? Don't those things matter?

Sri Chinmoy? He was a con artist who sexually exploited his gullible female disciples.

2011-04-08 22:44:24

Tell The Truth [Member] said:

Nick: to answer your direct question: yes. A thousand times better, even when we're disappointed. Political reality bites.

That said, I've been impressed with PresBushII's relative silence since he left office. That class betrays his shitty smirk that he had for eight years. Good on him.

But his book---oy. He and Rummy rewrote history page by page.

Ruthie, dear,the Sgt.-at-Arms is not doing his job. The doors were left open again, and the Alphabet People returned.

If only I ruled the world for a day...

2011-04-09 08:01:45

hendy [Member] said:

Chinmoy indeed had individuals-- women-- make accusations. Nothing seems to have come of them; I have no knowledge of their veracity or lack. I saw other positive results. Strong human potential realized.

I also agree that US Middle East Policy has become an oxymoron. Too many lives lost, too little peace brought to fore, seemingly oil-based motives fueled by the inability to actually lead.

Civil liberties? This is Indiana. There ain't no civil liberties here. Have federal civil liberties gone astray? Sure.... since the 1960's. Few remain.... and we're worse off for that.

2011-04-09 20:10:41

Dave Powell [unverified] said:

Hey, Ruthie. Your old pal Dave here. I care little about servitude ... and even LESS about leadership! Just trying to reconnect with you.

I tried the one e-mail address I had for you, but it bounced back. Then I commented on your earlier post about the Butler Dawgs, but got no response. So let me know how/where to reach you -- so we can talk without boring all of your blog commenters with our brilliant observations.

Love to see your friendly face again over a cuppa coffee or something. :-)

2011-04-11 14:24:04

whosear [Member] said:

As a RHINO, two of the wars were inherited and the type of war with no easy resolution, (Truman's dilemma w/Korea) and the Libya intervention in which the policy of international cooperation from Bush the Elder is reestablished, giving Britain and France the lead (they're the ones with the historic legacy there), international relations are strengthened in the time of the danger of failing nation-states.

Too many blind men trying to describe the elephant out there.

2011-04-12 11:17:36

George Stuteville [unverified] said:

Hey Ruthie and Dave Powell. Good to "see" you, Dave.

2011-04-12 12:31:15

Ellen McKinney [unverified] said:

let's take up a collection and send gannett's "leaders" to a servant leadership conference -- via time machine, from about 10.5 years in the past.

among other things, servant leaders would have taken pay cuts BEFORE asking the rank and file to do so.

and hi to date and george -- and ruth, we STILL need that cuppa joe, y'know.

2011-04-13 23:42:07

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