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  • How the U.S. Marines Encourage Service-based Leadership

    (Originally posted at Harvard Business Review) Most of us feel that we’re completely stretched to capacity at work and have nothing left to give. But according to a recent Gallup poll, 70% of the workforce is either “actively disengaged” or “not engaged,” meaning

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    Ask yourself who sees you as their mentor, as their inspiration, as memorable in their life. This may be difficult at first since people seldom see themselves as making a significant impact on others. Ask yourself how many people in your life can you count on to help you? How many people have you

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    A manager had just stepped into her new appointment as co-director of a division at a large government agency. Having just attended my workshop on servant-leadership, she was determined to begin every conversation as a dedicated listener. Making the rounds of her new workplace, she listened

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    Charleston, 28 June 1776 By H. Charles McBarron (Source: U.S. Army Center of Military History) Those of us who talk about servant leadership often point to well known figures like Ghandi, Mother Theresa, and Martin Luther King. Each has an inspiring story to be sure. But many participants in my

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      The most recent graduates of my servant leadership seminar. Any educator knows the feeling: You’ve poured your soul and energy into delivering first-class content. By the end of the workshop, you are mentally and emotionally drained. At the same time, you’re so excited to see so many

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