Leadership has often been equated with raw power: the ability to bend others to your will. But leadership at its best is something else entirely. It exists to raise others up, professionally and personally and to contribute positively to society from whatever position we hold.
The late Robert Greenleaf, an executive with AT&T, was a champion of what he called "Servant Leadership." He lived it and he taught it, focusing on these ten principles:
- Commitment to the Growth of People
- Building Community
During the first week of March, The College of Communication at Butler University in Indianapolis will hold a multi-day symposium on Servant Leadership, connecting it to all facets of life and work.
I've been invited to speak on Monday evening, March 2nd. The title of my talk is: "I'm Your Leader, What Have I Done for You Lately?" The event is open to the public. I'd love to see you there.