Servant Leadership

I have been interested in leadership development for many years, and servant leadership in particular. When I examine my own leadership style, and how and what I choose to teach, servant leadership is a recurring theme.  Most recently, I gave a lightning talk at Reed College for a PDXWIT event, focusing on the need to maintain a servant leadership approach even in troubled times.

Because I enjoy teaching topics close to my heart, I created a workshop on Servant Leadership, and I’m sharing my materials and links to other writing and resources.

Outline

Handout

Leadership Styles

Traits Inventory

I built my outline based on readings from the following links, in addition to Stephen Covey’s “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” and “The 8th Habit.”

http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ902861.pdf

http://www.regent.edu/acad/global/publications/sl_proceedings/2005/leshore_effective_adult.pdf

http://www.butler.edu/volunteer/resources/principles-of-servant-leadership/

http://www.inc.com/guides/2010/08/how-to-become-a-servant-leader.html

https://greenleaf.org/what-is-servant-leadership/

http://www.ianrpubs.unl.edu/live/g1481/build/g1481.pdf

https://reclaimingjournal.com/sites/default/files/journal-article-pdfs/14_3_Herman_Marlowe.pdf (article about teachers as servant leaders)

http://www.spearscenter.org/docs2010/ServantLeadershipVideoDiscussionGuide‐Spears1999.pdf (this is an outstanding overview/outline of a servant leadership course, but I’m not sure the official materials are still available.)

Recommended reading:

Servant Leadership: A Journey into the Nature of Legitimate Power and Greatness

Forgiveness and Power in the Age of Atrocity: Servant Leadership as a Way of Life

7 Habits of Highly Effective People

The 8th Habit

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