Servant Leadership Observer – September 2011

Servant Leadership NewsAfter a hiatus of monthly news updates, we resume the Servant Leadership Observer with September, 2011 news. I’ll post the October edition soon. In the meantime, the September edition captured a lot of news from Academia and some great blog posts.

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Erasmus University: Six Key Servant Leadership Attributes
Associate Professor Dirk van Dierendonk explains his perspective on the 6 attributes that define servant leadership. He also briefly covers perspectives on servant leadership implementation.

Brownsville Herald: New TSC President On Hand for Board Meeting
The new University of Texas at Brownsville President, Lily Tercero, defined here leadership philosophy as servant leadership. As a result, her inaugural meeting included a presentation on the ten characteristics of servant leadership.

Salisbury Post: Elizabeth Dole Wins Leadership Award
Trevecca Nazarene University of Nashville, Tenn., awarded former U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole the second annual Nina Griggs Gunter Servant Leadership Award.


No new events were captured this month.


Barry Werner: Have the challenges of servant leadership deterred you from an all out commitment to becoming a servant leader?
Werner uses the example of Jesus seeking solitude after John the Baptist’s execution, only to find a needy crowd to exemplify the demands placed on servant leaders. Barry also provides tips and advice for the servant leader to address many of these challenges.

Serve to Lead: Who is Mark Zuckerberg Serving?
James Strock wrote about Zuckerberg and his social networking giant, Facebook’s repeated offense of user privacy rights.

September Posts from The Modern Servant Leader


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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

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