Servant Leadership Observer – March 2011

This month brings more interesting servant leadership news out of Africa and blog posts, including topics on mentoring and reflections on servant leadership.

Servant Leadership NewsThis month’s update brings more interesting servant leadership news out of Africa and many great blog posts, including topics on mentoring and reflections on servant leadership in the Super Bowl. There are also events in Wisconsin and Texas. As always, please send me your feedback on The Modern Servant Leader.

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NEWS Nigeria: Reviewing Gov Aliyu’s Servant Leadership
Author Joseph Stevens assesses Aliyu to be a servant leader based on the qualifications the test defined by Greenleaf. According to Stevens, “upon his swearing in as governor of Niger State on May 29, 2007, Alhaji Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, decided to drop the toga and appellation of ‘Executive governor’ or ‘ State Chief Executive’; and he surprisingly adopted the title of ‘chief servant’.”

Houston Community Newspaper: Sen. West Encourages Servant Leadership
n a lecture at Prairie View A&M University, Dallas Texas State Senator Royce West spoke of the importance of servant leadership. During a panel on the discussion, Royce himself was also recognized by colleagues as a servant leader.

Salisbury (NC) Post:Lilly Speaker’s Advice: ‘Follow Golden Thread…’
Author and Executive Director of The Servant Leadership School of Greensboro, Dr. Ruth Anderson, spoke of her own path to Servant Leadership. While speaking to Catawba College, Anderson explains how challenges shaped her servant leadership approach.

Portland (OR) Tribune: ‘Servant leader’ tells her story
Portland State Senator Avel Gordly published “Remembering the Power of Word ” her memoir that details her struggles with racism, depression and sexual abuse. Gordly says she learned a lot about “servant leadership” during her 64 years and it is  “time to pass it on”.

Axiom News: Hospital Creates ‘Transformational’ Experiences
Axiom reports that St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin engages colleagues in servant leadership learning. The piece explains the three major components of the program and some of the benefits.



CEO Netweavers:Servant Leadership Conference
April 29 at the Houston City Club in Houston, Texas. Topics will include “The Female Servant Leader”, “The Spirit of Healthcare”, “Revolutionizing Community Spirit”, “Governance and Servant Leadership” and more.

About Me Card: The Power of Servant Leadership by James Hunter
On March 31st, James Hunter, author of “The  Servant: is speaking on The Power of Servant Leadership at a free event in Greenbay Wisconsin.



Next Level Blog: A Super Bowl Servant Leader
Scott Eblin writes about Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh Steeler’s coach, his servant leadership, his mentor Tony Dungy and the stark contrast to Dallas Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones.

Open Society Foundations: Deconstructing “Servant Leadership” in Kenya
Author Mugambi Kiai writes a passionate address to the Kenyan Vice-President Kalonzo Musyoka. Kiai argues there are two Kenya’s: the Powerful and the Powerless. According to the author, Musyoka is only serving the powerful.

MN Progressive Project: What if Success Was Servant Leadership Not Greed
Author Grace Kelly writes about servant leadership as the model for success vs. greed. Most of her support is drawn from Hunter’s first book and references to Collins’ Good to Great.

In Houston Netweaving: Servant Leadership – A Passion and a Purpose
Author Veronica Wasek gives a simple example of her experiences with servant leadership through networking.

Sermons on Servant Leadership Sermon
Author John Graves shares his sermon on Servant Leadership. Leadership Styles in Nursing: A Comparison of Charismatic vs. Servant Leadership
In this post, author and registered nurse, Donna Owen, compares and contrasts Charismatic Leadership vs. Servant Leadership as well as the term management vs. leadership.

Servant Leadership Solutions: Mentoring Matters
Lane Baldwin writes on the importance of mentoring for servant leaders. As Lane says, “Servant-leaders know the key to true success is ensuring the success of the followers.”

BrightHub: The Link Between Servant Leadership and Job Satisfaction
Author Dr. Ranee Kaur Banerjee writes on the clear connection between servant leadership and employee job satisfaction.

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Ben Lichtenwalner is the founder and principal of Modern Servant Leader and Radiant Forest, LLC. He has studied and promoted servant leadership awareness and adoption for over 20 years. He is the author of 2 leadership books and has 2 decades of corporate management and leadership experience. His corporate experience spans CIO, VP, Director, and many management roles at Fortune 500, INC 500, and Nonprofits. Ben’s education includes a B.S. in Management Science & Information Systems from Penn State University and an MBA from Lehigh University. Ben's Full Profile Here: About Ben Lichtenwalner

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