Research demonstrates the benefits associated with practicing servant leadership.
Results include increased:
- service excellence
- turnover intentions
- negative workplace behaviors.3
For these reasons, organizations led by servant leaders financially outperform businesses and organizations led by traditional leadership styles.2
The Servant Leadership Development Process
Servant leadership is a style of leadership that encourages leaders to serve others as they lead. Our experiential approach to servant leadership development is powerful because it supports leaders as they integrate the servant leadership mindsets and disciplines into daily interactions.
The process starts with a complementary conversation that explores your interest in servant leadership. This conversation helps us get to know each other better and to determine if there is a good fit. You will also receive an overview of the servant leadership development process.
Note: You may choose to participate in this process individually or with other people on your leadership team.
The next step is to engage in a longer discovery session. This conversation helps me get to know you and your work context more fully. We will also explore the benefits you expect and determine how to best roll out the program for your organization.
After the discovery session, we will begin the standard coaching sessions. They can be conducted virtually or at your office.
Prior to each session, you will receive a handout that covers the content to learn and apply. Over a series of weeks, we will explore the servant leadership concepts: the fundamental motivation and mindsets, the developmental mind shifts, and the servant leadership principles and disciplines. When a bi-monthly format is followed, all of the concepts are covered within a year.
Coaching sessions are bi-monthly for forty-five minutes. You will be coached on a topic of your choice with a view to how a servant leader would address it. This approach allows you to focus on your current challenges while developing servant leadership skills.
We recommend participants complete their choice of leadership assessments before the coaching sessions start. The results help leaders determine where they want to focus and provide a baseline for measuring improvement. Leaders can choose to take self-assessments of their:
1) organization’s health,
2) leadership, and/or
3) leadership and management strengths.