Starting Off Right Part 2

In my previous post, I shared specific tips for how you, as a Serving Leader, can make the most of the first “100 Days” of a new leadership assignment. Here’s a recap: Get crystal clear on your assignment to serve others—customers, investors, partners, and...

Starting Off Right Part 1

Did you know the idea of forecasting a new president’s success from what he gets done during his first 100 days began with Franklin Roosevelt when he, in his first term, began tackling the challenges of the Great Depression in 1933? Since then, the 100-day standard,...

7 Leadership Lessons from 2016

Early-20th-century philosopher and poet, George Santayana, said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” With that in mind, here’s a quick look back at seven world-changing events from 2016 and leadership lessons we can learn from them. Lesson...

Why Values Matter in the Workplace

Values are the foundation of an organization’s culture. Where Great Purpose addresses why we work, values guide how we work. This guidance will be intentional, or it will be unintentional, because every organization has values. The question is: “Will we choose the...

How To Grow TGIM People

At the heart of Serving Leadership is a non-negotiable premise: people are your organization’s greatest treasure. This point of view requires a change in leaders accustomed to thinking of people as a tool, function, or cost. Don’t get me wrong. Employees must be...