August OD Cafe – Servant Leadership
Servant Leadership is all about putting the wants and needs of followers first and those of leaders second, which is in stark contrast with the leader-first perspective where gaining control is a priority. Most of us have experienced (and sometimes practiced) the leader-first way in our organisations and society, and for centuries it has either made sense or was just the way things were done.
In today’s fast-changing world we have to be customer-centric, adaptable and flexible, make fast decisions, and innovate – all of this necessitates a different type of leadership, and this is what servant leadership offers us. But to become servant leaders, and to establish servant leadership as the way we lead in our organisations, require a major shift in how we think and feel about leadership, and how we show up as leaders – in others words, in our leadership culture.
Where leaders were previously expected (and allowed) to make things happen through command and control, the servant leader is expected to ask ‘how can I help’ – and mean it! Servant leaders replace power and control with authority and influence. Servant leaders lead from the back rather than from the front. And so on. What are the implications of this? How can the impact of servant leadership be sustained? Will it work in all organisations?
Come and explore these and other ideas and questions about servant leadership with us at the August café.
Book Your Seat Now
Seats are limited, so please confirm your attendance to reserve a seat well in advance!
Date: Wednesday 14 August 2019
Time: 8H00 am – 10H00 am
Venue: WorldsView™ Academy
150 Kelvin Drive
Cost: No charge, but we do need confirmation of numbers for catering purposes, so book your seat now!