Leadership Mints Series Sampler: Becoming a Verdant Leader

Maybe we should call Servant leaders Verdant Leaders.

At least that would focus on growing others more than simply serving others.

After all, there still are some would-be leaders who cringe at the term Servant Leader.

To them, the word “servant” suggests menial tasks such as waiting on tables,  bed service at a fancy hotel (chocolate mint et al) or even gassing up your vehicle back in the day. Can you believe it? Gas stations used be called service stations where an attendant filled your car up with gas while washing your car’s windshield.

But Servant Leadership is not simply about feeding — or fueling — others to keep them on the go.

It’s about ful-filling their needs to help them grow and –in the process– grow your bottom line.

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Plying & Playing in Your Sandbox

By Peter Jeff
The Leadership Mints Guy

Here’s an idea to gain greater buy in for a leader’s vision. Reading time: 3:14.

     Think of the Sandbox on the playground the next time you’re rolling out your company vision for all employees to buy into.

    sandbox1 Encourage your employees to parlay the creative process in the Sandbox as long as it remains situated on the same playground (a.k.a. your company’s founding principles) you built years ago.

     The playground is your company’s playing field –where you compete in the marketplace, where your company’s principles and policies are deeply embedded and where your Sandbox is a fixture in your corporate culture.

     Your Sandbox is a DESIGNated area for creative endeavor where employees can exercise their creativity and unleash their imaginations with the Sandbox.

     In time, employers build their proverbial sand castles in a celebration of diversity in thought and action and an eruption of the collaboration of so many hands, hearts and heads working together.

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