Servant Leadership Observer – September 2010

The latest in servant leadership news and updates from around the web. Coverage includes News, Events, Blog posts, Publications and other observations.

Servant Leadership NewsAs part of my research, I collect updates and news on servant leadership. While there are too many great articles to share them all, there are several that need to be shared more broadly. Therefore, I compiled last month’s updates into the summary below. The effort to filter, compile and organize these updates does take significant time though, so please let me know if you find this compilation helpful to help me decide if this should be a regular feature.

Topics: Events | News | Blogs & Other


Conference: Maryhurst Univeristy’s Inaugural Servant Leadership Conference
To be held October 21 & 22, 2010 in Lake Oswego, OR

Conference: 11th Servant Leader Workshop in the Philipines
To be held September 21 & 22 in Makati City

Seminar (Past): Servant Leadership: Applications for Life, Work and Home
St. Mary’s College of California held this event on August 7th & 8th


From Gonzaga University: Larry C. Spears Appointed as School of Professional Studies Servant Leadership Scholar
Gonzaga University recently appoint Larry C. Spears, former CEO of the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership, their inaugural School of Professional Studies Servant Leadership Scholar.

From Gov. Rick Perry Calls on Bill White to Apologize for “Master” Comment
If you’ve not heard about it, the term “servant leader”, or more specifically, the contrast of a servant to master, was at the heart of a heated debate in a Texas political race. This is one side of the story.

From Decatur News Online: Bill Bolling’s “Servant Leadership” Inspires Atlanta Community
Bill Bolling, Founder and Executive Director of the Atlanta Community Foodbank was interviewed and discussed Servant Leadership principles.

Blogs & Other Updates

From Leadership Solutions: When Servant Leadership Goes Awry
Many people confuse servant leadership for doing it all yourself or being the nice person all the time. Mary Jo Asmus captures and reflects the reality.

From eZine Articles: The Essence of Servant Leadership
Paul Lucius Brooks provides another introductory article summarizing his perspective on the basics of Servant Leadership.

From HRMExplorer: It’s Not About Customer Service, It’s About Customer Servantship
Peter Lanc offers a passionate explanation of how organizations need to serve the customer throughout the lifecycle and not just in clever words or specific departments.

From Morung Express: Servant Leadership at the Office and at Home
Doug Billings offers his perspectives on servant leadership lessons and their application in both professional and personal lives.

From Freeman: Servant Leadership & the Conscious Capitalism Movement
Carrie Parsons shares her link between Servant Leadership and Conscious Capitalism, based largely on her observations of Servant Leadership at The Container Store and James Hunter’s Book.

New Publication: Servant Empowered Leadership
Dr. Don Page of Trinity Western University recently spoke of this new publication.

From Lookout Magazine: Embracing Servant Leadership
David Timms presents an interesting, Christian perspective on Servant Leadership, it’s challenges to adoption and even ties it back to early Quakers and perspectives on slavery prior to the Civil war.

From LeadChangeGroup: Servant Leadership Now in 3D
Tristan Bishop had a great perspective on Toy Story 3 – the Servant Leadership perspective.

From Transformational Servant Leadership: Lessons Learned from CEO Transitions
Mark A. Stone shares a very candid perspective on important lessons for servant leaders in executive transitions.

From Manila Times: Remembering Tita Corey’s Leadership
Harvey S. Keh offers a servant leadership perspective on Milan’s 11th president, Corazon Aquino


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Ben Lichtenwalner

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

2 thoughts on “Servant Leadership Observer – September 2010”

  1. Benjamin, I found your September review very helpful. I would love to see this become regular. Keep up the good work!

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