Some months ago, Daniel McNamee, a middle-school science teacher at Mason Preparatory School in Charleston, South Carolina, asked me to help him develop some servant leadership lessons suitable for his middle school students. As his Dad, I was humbled beyond imagining for the request. As a servant-leadership advocate, I was thrilled and intrigued by the challenge of creating something that, to my
Cut-off in mid-sentence, confused and a little stunned, I watched as my carefully planned seminar appeared to unravel. Several of my participants were having a disagreement about something. Others nodded their heads in agreement; a few clearly had other thoughts. I wondered, “Had I said something offensive?”
Turning to my translator, I asked her to give me the gist of the animated dialog
His left arm was left useless by the polio that ravaged his body as a boy. As a ten-year-old he tended the family’s goat herd while supporting himself on a stick he’d fashioned into a crutch. He remembered his father, six days after his wedding and with a newly pregnant wife, had been forcibly
I’ve been doing some reading and writing on establishing a culture of trust, and it’s pretty clear to me how leaders are setting the standards throughout their organizations.
As I shared in my last post, leaders are standard-bearers who establish the basic tenets of integrity throughout their
The Mustang GT accelerated smoothly as I put her through the gears. With tremendous torque at the top end of the power curve, the engine’s throaty rumble seemed to express joy when it was being wound out. The racing seat and four-point harness, sized for slimmer hips, was snug but kept me solidly