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Permission to Speak – Leadership Blog – Kelly Vandever Interviews Kevin Monroe on Servant Leadership and Our Higher Purpose


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Permission to Speak

Video Blog & Podcast

Hosted by Leadership Communications Expert Kelly Vandever

Permission to Speak is the video blog and podcast that loiters at the intersections of leaders who want their people to speak up, technology that facilitates connections, and results that serve an organization’s higher purpose.

Our guest for this episode:  Kevin Monroe

Topics discussed:

–  The importance of leadership to people’s lives

–  Women leaders

–  Living into your higher purpose

–  The longing for significance

–  What do you do that makes time just fly by

–  What do you get angry about

–  If you won the lottery, what would you want to do

–  Finding what you’re wired to do

– Company’s connecting people to purpose

–  Heathman Lodge as an example of an organization who lives into their purpose

–  Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen CEO Cheryl Bachelder  , Popeye’s does workshop to help employees find their purpose

– When people are working in alignment with their purpose, they’re happiest, are more engaged and have higher levels of energy

–  Number 1 indicator of engagement is the discretionary effort people give to the organization

–  Servant Leadership, Robert Greenleaf

–  Kevin’ definition of Servant Leadership is:  People centered approach to life and leadership that puts the needs, growth and development of others ahead of those of the one leading

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

–  Fortune All Stars – Best Places to Work

–  You don’t have to be a servant leader boss to be a servant leader boss

–  Kevin’s three primary elements of servant leadership:  (1) Empathy (2) Listening (3) Authenticity

– Gary Ridge CEO of WD-40, co-author of Helping People Win at Work

Rich Sheridan CEO of Menlo Innovation, author of Joy Inc

– Dave Ridley, Southwest Airlines

–  What you do outwardly is authentic when it’s a reflection of your inward desire.  Authenticity is the intersection of values, intention and action.

The Jesus Style

Simon Sinek Leaders Eat Last

Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership

– It’s a journey.  Companies that do well when they find ways to encourage leaders and make it a constant discussion.

– Emphasis on values:  Where do you see our values in action?

Higher Purpose Pathway, 5 questions you can answer that will help you discover your higher purpose

http://kevindmonroe.com – See home page to link to the Higher Purpose Pathway