The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.
author of Leadership Is an Art
It all started with an exercise at an executive retreat. We had been queried by participants throughout the session to reveal what “walking the talk” looked like for a service leader.
“Sure, we’re supposed to be role models. We know all about making service excellence a priority and how we need to communicate the service vision,” they chided. “But, that’s just consultant talk. What does ‘being a service leader’ look like up close on a Monday morning when all heck breaks loose in the call center or on the sales floor?”
Remembering the lessons ...