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LEAD

HUMBLY
The Path of Servant Leadership
WHO’S TALKING?
Lindy Ryan, MAL
Editor-in-Chief of Radiant Advisors

&
Faculty at City University of Seattle
Graduate Schoo...
WHAT IS
LEADERSHIP?
Raise your hands.
(seriously)
lead⋅er⋅ship
(noun) [lee-der-ship]

1. a person who guides or directs a group
2. ability to lead
3. an act or instance of ...
LEADERSHIP
is the ability and act
of guiding and motivating a
group of people toward a
common purpose.
5	
  
QUESTION #1
Who are leaders?
“Don’t let
the noise of
others
drown out
your inner
voice.”
- Steve Jobs,
Apple
“I always knew I was destined for
greatness.”
-Oprah
“By giving
the people
the power to
share, we’re
making the
world more
transparent.”
-Mark
Zuckerberg,
Facebook

9	
  
“I really
hope I can
make a
difference,
even in the
smallest
way.”
– Duchess
Kate
Middelton
ANSWER:
You…and me.
QUESTION #2
Are all leaders good?
“I have the
duty to be
a fighter
for truth
and justice.”
- Adolf Hitler
“I’m a
catalyst for
change.”
- Rupert
Murdoch
News Corp
ANSWER:
No. Not all leaders are
“good.”
THE ULTIMATE
QUESTION
How do I become a
“good” leader?
-> SERVANT <-

LEADERSHIP
“Servant leadership
begins with the
natural feeling that
one wants to serve,
to serve first. Then
conscious choice
brings ...
“We must be the change
we wish to see.”
– Mahatma Gandhi
“Change
happens by
listening, then
starting a
dialogue with
the people who
are doing
something you
don’t believe is
right....
“A man
can’t ride
your back
unless it’s
bent.”
- MLK Jr.
WAIT...
How can I be a
servant leader?
TEN

Characteristics of a
Servant Leader
#1
Listen and

Understand
	
  
show

Empathy

#2
#3
Lend a

helping

hand
#4
be

aware
be

Persuasive

#5
dream

#6

Great
#7
Think

Ahead
#8
Be a Steward
Grow. Grow. Grow.

Grow.

#9
Build community

#10
LISTEN
BE EMPATHETIC
LEND A HAND
BE AWARE
BE PERSUASIVE
DREAM BIG
LOOK AHEAD
BE A STEWARD
GROW
BUILD COMMUNITY
SECRET INGREDIENT
Emotional Intelligence
(EQ)
EMOTIONAL
INTELLIGENCE
(sometimes called EQ)

is the ability to fully understand
oneself and relate well with
others.
Four points for moral

Leadership
Set

noble
goals
Take active steps
to pursue them
	
  
Pay a price

yourself
Ask others
to pay a price as well
TAKE-AWAYS:
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ª 

THE LEADER IN YOU
GOOD VERSUS BAD LEADERS
WHO ARE SERVANT LEADERS
EQ: THE SECRET INGREDIE...
THANK YOU
@lindy_ryan
lindy.ryan@radiantadvisors.com
lryan@cityu.edu
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Lead Humbly: The Path of Servant Leadership

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Lead Humbly: The Path of Servant Leadership

  1. 1. LEAD HUMBLY The Path of Servant Leadership
  2. 2. WHO’S TALKING? Lindy Ryan, MAL Editor-in-Chief of Radiant Advisors & Faculty at City University of Seattle Graduate School of Business
  3. 3. WHAT IS LEADERSHIP? Raise your hands. (seriously)
  4. 4. lead⋅er⋅ship (noun) [lee-der-ship] 1. a person who guides or directs a group 2. ability to lead 3. an act or instance of leading; guidance 4. the leaders of a group
  5. 5. LEADERSHIP is the ability and act of guiding and motivating a group of people toward a common purpose. 5  
  6. 6. QUESTION #1 Who are leaders?
  7. 7. “Don’t let the noise of others drown out your inner voice.” - Steve Jobs, Apple
  8. 8. “I always knew I was destined for greatness.” -Oprah
  9. 9. “By giving the people the power to share, we’re making the world more transparent.” -Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook 9  
  10. 10. “I really hope I can make a difference, even in the smallest way.” – Duchess Kate Middelton
  11. 11. ANSWER: You…and me.
  12. 12. QUESTION #2 Are all leaders good?
  13. 13. “I have the duty to be a fighter for truth and justice.” - Adolf Hitler
  14. 14. “I’m a catalyst for change.” - Rupert Murdoch News Corp
  15. 15. ANSWER: No. Not all leaders are “good.”
  16. 16. THE ULTIMATE QUESTION How do I become a “good” leader?
  17. 17. -> SERVANT <- LEADERSHIP
  18. 18. “Servant leadership begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead.” - Robert Greenleaf
  19. 19. “We must be the change we wish to see.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  20. 20. “Change happens by listening, then starting a dialogue with the people who are doing something you don’t believe is right.” - Jane Goodall
  21. 21. “A man can’t ride your back unless it’s bent.” - MLK Jr.
  22. 22. WAIT... How can I be a servant leader?
  23. 23. TEN Characteristics of a Servant Leader
  24. 24. #1 Listen and Understand  
  25. 25. show Empathy #2
  26. 26. #3 Lend a helping hand
  27. 27. #4 be aware
  28. 28. be Persuasive #5
  29. 29. dream #6 Great
  30. 30. #7 Think Ahead
  31. 31. #8 Be a Steward
  32. 32. Grow. Grow. Grow. Grow. #9
  33. 33. Build community #10
  34. 34. LISTEN BE EMPATHETIC LEND A HAND BE AWARE BE PERSUASIVE DREAM BIG LOOK AHEAD BE A STEWARD GROW BUILD COMMUNITY
  35. 35. SECRET INGREDIENT Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
  36. 36. EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE (sometimes called EQ) is the ability to fully understand oneself and relate well with others.
  37. 37. Four points for moral Leadership
  38. 38. Set noble goals
  39. 39. Take active steps to pursue them  
  40. 40. Pay a price yourself
  41. 41. Ask others to pay a price as well
  42. 42. TAKE-AWAYS: ª  ª  ª  ª  ª  THE LEADER IN YOU GOOD VERSUS BAD LEADERS WHO ARE SERVANT LEADERS EQ: THE SECRET INGREDIENT 10 CHARACTERISTICS OF SERVANT LEADERSHIP ª  4 POINTS FOR MORAL LEADERSHIP
  43. 43. THANK YOU @lindy_ryan lindy.ryan@radiantadvisors.com lryan@cityu.edu

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