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 […]
The servant leadership principles include empathy. Walking a mile in their shoes is not enough. We must walk a mile in their muddy boots. Read examples from Hidden Figures, Mother Teresa, and Herb Kelleher. We also cover attributes like appreciation, care, concern, healing, encouragement, and more.
The best leaders ensure the success of their team and their own careers, by being present in the moment. Below are some important reasons that great leaders, as servants in the organization, must ensure team meetings have their full focus.
First time managers often realize they underestimated how many additional responsibilities management entails and the efforts supervisors perform behind the scenes. So, before you suggest your boss does not work as hard as you, does not appreciate your contributions, or simply doesn’t “get it”, consider this short parable about one such – admittedly imperfect – manager.
How well do you know what members of your team do on a regular basis? Consider this parable of one employee’s interactions with his supervisor. It’s part one in a three part piece on the importance of transparency between leaders and their team.