Our past few episodes have focused on servant leadership and how to make your business better with the principles Kevin espouses in his own business and life. It can seem very overwhelming. Today, Kevin brings the discussion full circle with a simple, visual way to understand servant leadership and how to implement it in your business.
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- Kevin shares his experience giving a keynote talk for PMI Norway and the meeting he had with a mentor prior to it. The meeting sparked off an idea that Kevin should look at servant leadership through the lens of art. What does that mean and how does it work?
- There have been many ideas about servant leadership, each with its own principles and pillars, but Kevin wanted a simplified, practical, day-to-day version that was accessible. So, just as there are three primary colors, there are three simplified, core principles to servant leadership. Kevin discusses the core idea for each of the primary colors.
- Red is empathy. It lies at the heart of all leadership, and especially so in servant leadership. Kevin shares the different types of empathy and goes into detail about what each means.
- Yellow is listening. It’s a bright color, used in yield and caution signs, and it should serve as a reminder that no matter how open-minded or intelligent you think you are, you can always be a better listener. Fortunately, listening is a skill you can learn, and it begins with the intent to understand. Don’t ‘fub’ people!
- Blue is authenticity and everything hinges on this. We live in a ‘Photoshop’ society. News is sometimes fabricated or given spin that takes it beyond the nature of what it is. Social media allows us to create personas that don’t represent who we truly are. Kevin shares why authenticity is so very important in servant leadership.
- What color is your company? What will it take to shift your palette and focus your company around servant leadership?
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Click here to see the three photos Kevin mentioned by artist Libby Beaty, titled Primary Colors Abound in Norway.
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