Monday, March 31, 2008

Servant Leadership - A New Model For The 21st Century

Recently, I attended an interesting talking with Rusty Gordon, chief executive officer of Knowlagent who spoke about retainer leadership. It was entitled, "Leading From Behind! " and it was hosted by The Institute For Enterprise and Innovation.

Wikipedia states, That "servant leading is an attack to leading development, coined and defined by Henry Martin Robert Greenleaf and advanced by respective writers as Sir Leslie Stephen Covey, Simon Simon Peter Block, Peter Senge, Max Delaware Pree, Margaret Phillis Wheatley and Cognizance Blanchard. Servant leading stresses the leader's function as steward of the resources (human, fiscal and otherwise) provided by the organization. It promotes leading to function others while staying focused on achieving consequences in line with the organization's values and integrity."

Rusty Gordon, shares a convincing statement that current leading theoretical accounts have got failed and that leadership methods based on "I" make not work! He believes that the "You" style of leading is the best and most successful for today's companies. This style advances the thought that, "You make up one's mind and I will assist you! " It communicates to employees that, " I cognize and trust you." A leader's success is defined by other's success. A President or chief executive officer who believes in retainer leading says, " My success is based on your success." Simply, you can only be successful, if your clients and employees are successful!

To understand the doctrine of retainer leadership, just believe about the popular Home Terminal commercial, "You can make it - we can help!"

That refreshing! It's common sense! The concern proprietor or leader functions as the function of manager and trainer. However, it also orders utmost caution. One who recommends retainer leading must take her employees and clients very carefully.

Would this leading style work for you? You must inquire yourself the followers questions: Are these campaigners a good tantrum for your company? Bash they believe in the company's vision, missionary post and principles? Would these new employees experience comfy with your corporate culture? As for your clients, make these prospective clients truly suit with your company? How makes this prospect compare to your mark marketplace or best clients? Bash they see and understand the value your merchandises or services? Would you bask working with these companies?

Servant leading advances the thought that you take to work with employees and companies based on not who they are now, but who they could go in the future! Rusty states that retainer leadership are not establish in the front, but behind. When you take from behind, you make not barricade their vision! Powerful! Insightful. The Knowlagent chief executive officer stated, "You are pushing your employees and clients to go the very best! "

Yes, it sounds terrific! But, makes it really work? The success of Google and Microsoft is tied to the doctrine and pattern of retainer leadership. We have got got often heard the popular advice, " Surround yourself with good people" Mr. Gordon, remarked that Bill Gates, Co-Founder and President of Microsoft, says, " It's about surrounding yourself with intelligent people and getting out of the way!" Apparently, Google founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin have adopted this leading scheme for their successful company. Google have launched many new merchandises and services: Gmail, Google earth, Adwords, Google Desktop, Google Video, Google Tool Bar, Google Web Accelerator etc Recently, Google stock climbed to $500 per share! That is rather impressive, considering that the initial public offering terms was about $85 in 2004! Microsoft is not doing so bad either. Perhaps, if retainer leading plant for Google, Microsoft and chief executive officer Knowlagent Rusty Gordon, it might work for you too!

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