Robert Greenleaf’s “Best Test” for Servant-Leadership – A Different Type of Assessment for a Different Type of Leader

By Greg Tutunjian / February 6, 2020 /

Robert Greenleaf, the originator of the practice (and expression) servant-leadership, developed a simple test to determine how effectively we’re practicing servant-leadership in our daily lives. He called this the Best Test. Regardless of our roles at work and in daily life, we’re each leading and often leading multiple constituencies. How effectively we’re leading is always determined…

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How to Be A Rebel Leader

By Greg Tutunjian / January 31, 2020 /

I was inspired by a shared tweet that included the following illustration:                           These principles come from the work of Francesca Gino and her new book, Rebel Talent: Why It Pays To Break The Rules At Work And In Life.  I highly recommend…

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Management Rewired: Why Feedback Doesn’t Work and Other Surprising Lessons from the Latest Brain Science

By Greg Tutunjian / January 30, 2020 /

I was thrilled to find this book as a means of discovering a more quantitative way to assess the value of feedback and how to use it (more effectively.) I was also excited to learn more about the adoption of neuroscience in everyday life. The author, Charles Jacobs, is a principal at 180 | Partners…

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Set Piece Agile Will Sink You!

By Greg Tutunjian / November 20, 2019 /

Introduction   Organizations are increasingly “Going Agile” in a very stepwise fashion. Don’t fall into the trap of believing you can plan your adoption and maturation of Agile principles, practices and tools as if you’re using a chessboard. A commitment to Agile implies you’re ready for evolutionary change and supportive of emergence from the team-level…

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Robert K. Greenleaf: A Life of Servant Leadership

By Greg Tutunjian / January 2, 2018 /

Overview Don Frick’s biography of Robert Greenleaf is an exemplary journey through Greenleaf’s life and work.  If you want to know how the expression servant-leadership evolved, from whom, when and why, this is the book for you.  Don does a masterful job relating Greenleaf’s life story in great detail including many (if not all) of…

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