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The video thumbnail image for Servant-Leadership principle Virtuous. The image is of a black and white photo of Oskar Schindler peering over the shoulder of Itzhak Stern as he types. Presenter Ben Lichtenwalner stands in front of the image. Highlighted text on top reads SERVANT-Leadership and below says VIRTUOUS principle.

Servant-Leadership 101: Principle of Virtuous (Schindler’s List Movie Example)

The fourth principle in the Acronym Model of SERVANT-Leadership™ is Virtuous. This 8-minute lesson demonstrates this principle, through the example of Oskar Schindler (played by Liam Neeson). Schindler was a German Industrialist in World War II and an imperfect man in many ways. However, he saved the lives of 1,200 Jews by employing them in […]

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Thumbnail image of the video clip with Amelia Earhart speaking to her aviator Bill Stoltz. Ben stands in front of the screen speaking with his hands out and open. There is a play button. Text at the top says SERVANT-Leadership. Text at the bottom says RESOLUTE Principle.

Servant-Leadership 101: Principle of Resolve (Amelia Earhart Video Example)

The third principle in the Acronym Model of SERVANT-Leadership™ is Resolve. This 5-minute lesson demonstrates this principle, through the example of Amelia Earhart (played by Hillary Swank). Amelia’s faced many challenges to getting her flight across the Atlantic off the ground. Now, the night before this scene, she catches her aviator, Bill Stoltz (played by

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Screen grab of Katherine Johnson (played by Taraji P. Henson) and Ben Lichtenwalner. Title at the top reads SERVANT-Leadership. Subtitle at the bottom reads EMPATHETIC Principle.

Servant-Leadership 101: Principle of Empathy (Hidden Figures Video Example)

The second principle in the Acronym Model of SERVANT-Leadership™ is Empathy. This 7-minute lesson demonstrates this principle, as learned by Al Harrison (played by Kevin Costner), through the courage of Katherine Johnson (played by Taraji P. Henson). Johnson is part of a team of female African-American’s playing a vital role in the early days of

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Screen grab of Nelson Mandela (played by Morgan Freeman) and Ben Lichtenwalner. Title at the top reads SERVANT-Leadership. Subtitle at the bottom reads SELFLESS Principle.

Servant-Leadership 101: Principle of Selflessness (Nelson Mandela Video Example)

The principles of servant-leadership, as captured in the Acronym Model of SERVANT-Leadership™ begin with Selflessness. This 7 minute lesson shows this principle as applied by Nelson Mandela (played by  Morgan Freeman), during South Africa’s preparation for the 1995 World Cup of Rugby. Also present in this example are the principles of Empathy and Resolve. If

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Diverse Skin Tones of hands forming the outline of two faces. Three books at the top are displayed: White Fragility, Whistling Vivaldi, and Diversity in the Workplace. There are also profile pictures of Ben Lichtenwalner and Glen Guyton.

Business & Racial Awareness – Full Video

Recently, I partnered with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion expert, Glen Guyton from GuyStar Enterprises, to help business executives better address racial inequality in their workplace and industry. This 1 hour session was an abridged version of a 4 part, 4 hour series, based on the following books: White Fragility: Why it’s so Hard for White

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Texas A&M Sets the Bar for Developing Servant-Leadership in Students

Academia may lack degree programs in leadership, but Texas A&M University does an excellent job at introducing incoming students to servant-leadership. Kimberly Morrison, a sophomore with Texas A&M’s Freshmen in Service and Hosting (FISH), explains the university’s many servant-leadership programs, in this interview. Morrison explains how incoming Freshmen can join the FISH program, where they

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The SERVANT Leadership Acronym graphic has SERVANT spelled down the left side in bright red. Next to each letter is the principle it represents and a description of that principle. The principles are Selflessness, Empathy, Resolve, Virtuousness, Authenticity, Nonpartisanship, and Thoroughness.

Acronym Model of SERVANT-Leadership® – Updated

It is time to update the Acronym Model of SERVANT-Leadership®. After 15+ years of research, dozens of authors and hundreds of principles, we created the first ever, comprehensive model of contemporary servant leadership. That was years ago. The intent was never to make this a changing model. Yet, it is time to update the acronym.

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Leading in the Social Media Revolution (Presentation Video)

What can the American Revolutionary War teach us about leadership and social media? It turns out, quite a lot. In this presentation, I highlight principles that helped the Patriots and hurt the British during the American Revolution. I then compare those examples to contemporary leaders in social media. Following the example of each principle, I

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