Leaving Leadership Behind

“Leave leadership out of it”. It was the second time I had heard that statement in a week and it caught me off guard. Even more this time.  How could we leave leadership out of servant leadership? Isn’t that the entire purpose of this Four Simple Words  journey to figure out how we can lead …

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Connecting with Elsie

I am sitting in one of Elsie’s favorite places, surrounded by memories of her and Clifford, aunts and uncles, cousins and second cousins once removed. The chair is in the kitchen at the farm house she and Clifford bought in 1942 just outside of the village Chaffeys Lock, an hour north of Kingston. The chair …

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Not So Simple

Our Four Simple Words Forum #2 with CV Harquail this week about the connections (and tensions) between feminism and servant leadership was brilliant for a number of reasons. The conversation really challenged a lot of my thinking about what feminism is, my role in it and being aware of the MANY barriers that people who …

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The Right Conversations

Our Four Simple Words Forum this week with my friends Glenna Banda and Melanie Lang was a lot of fun. The three of us shared some experiences around serving teams remotely. It was a great chat and had me reflecting on how I need to be adapting my leadership in these dramatic times of change. …

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Getting Over Myself

This has been a challenging week. With work grinding to a halt and a number of other projects now on hold, I’ve been feeling very limited in my ability to truly serve. While most of my professional life is online and the phone, something has felt different this week as the collective level of anxiety …

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Elsie Was A Feminist

I witnessed a great example of Servant Leadership this week while attending a training session about the power of feminist business development. It was fun to be an audience member (rather than the person running the room) and gave me the opportunity to see other professionals in action.  One attendee arrived well after we started …

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#TryItYoullLikeIt

I want each of us to think about how we can grow our servant leadership skills in 2020. No public pledges, no social media commitment or pressure. Just an ask that we each intentionally engage those around us at home, work and in our community and actively look for ways to serve their needs.  Servant …

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