The Best Servant Leadership Talks on YouTube

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Before we dive in five of the most intriguing and thought-provoking talks on the past, present and future of Servant Leadership, if you are not well-acquainted with this concept, just watch the video below:

Now that you have covered the basics, let’s move on to listen to three people that have been practicing Servant Leadership, in one capacity or another, and have a lot of wisdom to share:

How Great Leaders Serve Others: David Marquet at TEDxScottAFB

David Marquet summarizes his career so far on his LinkedIn profile like this: “Bestselling Author, International Top Ranked Keynoter, saving companies $$millions by building leaders at every level.”

So it’s fair to say that a talk by him on what happens when you give people control and how you can coach them into using it in a constructive way is a definite must-see.

Servant Leadership: How a jar can change the way you lead and serve — Ali Fett

Ali Fett, whose motto is “who you are is good enough; don’t ever stop creating better versions of yourself. It feels great to grow” shares how leaders and coaches can serve others and show them the path towards becoming the best version of themselves.

Ken Blanchard — Servant Leadership

American author Ken Blanchard has a mission: he wants to turn every leader into a servant leader! In this talk he discusses servant leadership and draws attention to the self-centered leader. When a leader believes that leadership is all about them, where you they want to go and what they want to achieve, then their leadership, by default will be more self-focused.

On the other hand, if your leadership revolves around meeting the needs of the organisation and the people working for it, you will make different choices that will reveal a more “others-focused” approach.


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