Principles

A scene from Moneyball is in the background, where Peter Brand faces Billy Beane as they speak in a parking garage. In front is Ben Lichtenwalner, overlayed, speaking to you the viewer. There is also an overlay for the title SERVANT-Leadership at the top and NONPARTISAN principle at the bottom, with a play button centered in the middle.

Servant-Leadership 101: Nonpartisan Lesson (Moneyball Movie Example)

The second-to-last principle in the Acronym Model of SERVANT-Leadership™ is Nonpartisan. This 6-minute lesson demonstrates the Nonpartisan principle, through the example of Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) and Peter Brand (Jonah Hill). Billy Beane was manager of the Oakland A’s Major League Baseball team, when their player salary budget was slashed. He knew they could not

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The Post Movie - Servant-Leadership Authentic Lesson - Tom Hanks as Ben Bradless Faces Meryl Streep as Katharine Graham in the Hall Way as the Have a Difficult Conversation

Servant-Leadership 101: Principle of Authenticity (The Post Movie Example)

The fifth principle in the Acronym Model of SERVANT-Leadership™ is Authentic. This 6-minute lesson demonstrates this principle, through the example of Kay Graham and Ben Bradlee (played by Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks) debating personal relationships vs. professional responsibilities. Graham is the CEO of The Washington Post and Bradlee is Executive Editor for the paper.

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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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Why You Should Start with Servant Leadership

“They just don’t get it! Servant Leadership will never work here.” I hear this frustration all the time. While I disagree, particularly with the absolute of “never”, I confess it is more difficult to embed Servant Leadership in an organization that did not begin with these principles. Reasons to Start with Servant Leadership There are

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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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