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
I recently had the honor of being invited to give a presentation to my friends at the Early Bird Rotary Club of Newberg, OR. I spoke about the passion that each of us needs to find within ourselves in order to become successful leaders. I hope you enjoy this edited version of my presentation.
Maintaining community in the face of conflict, negotiating healthy interpersonal dynamics, and striving intentionally for an equitable distribution of power are all tenets of servant-leadership, a conceptually simple philosophy: those who lead, serve. Breaking away from traditional models of
"I believe the best way to heal the world is to tend first to your own wounds."
Has this happened to you? You are ambitious and successful. Your rational self says, "I am smart and capable. I am handling things well." But your mind monkey yells much louder. She says, "You don't have your
She is moving on to a new job that carries a similar title, but a much-expanded scope of duties and responsibilities. But Deputy Clackamas County Administrator Nancy Newton is carrying with her some fond memories of her current organization, its people, and its mission.
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