Cultivating a Servant Heart: Insights From Servant Leaders (Servant Leadership Series) (Paperback)
Take a journey of leadership development and community service with # of prominent servant leaders.
Follow along the inward journey of Servant Leaders as # of community leaders and influential businesspeople share insights and stories about their life’s work. These stories, woven together with the unifying threads of our past, present, and future, are filled to the brim with inspiring insights and life lessons.
Whether it be a nonprofit, large corporation, faith community, or the city streets, these leaders take readers along through their childhoods, leadership development, visions for the future, and the passions that continue to energize and cultivate their servant leadership lifestyle. Readers will learn exactly how servant leaders have, and continue to, nurture hearts of love, and do the work of softening the heart—a task that is never done.
Readers will learn lessons about:
· Community building
· Sacred listening
· Leadership development
While the contents of the book read like a well-told story, it also works as a guide for all those who seek to serve others, build compassion, open hearts, and develop strong bonds within their community. Whether you are a practitioner of traditional servant leadership or not, these insights can be applied to any person in any situation.
—Chuck Wachendorfer, President of Distribution, think2perform and author of Don’t Wait for Someone Else to Fix It
“Where else can you join this many meaningful conversations with servant leaders in one place? I couldn’t put these transformational stories down!”
—Misty Lown, entrepreneur and author of One Small Yes
“Caitlin Wilson takes readers on their own inward journey into the center of leadership and service . . . the heart. Highly recommend this read that plants itself deep.”
—Tita Yutuc, LCSW, LICSW, President/CEO, Family and Children’s Center
“Through the stories of others, Caitlin Wilson has successfully captured the deep connection between servant leadership and spirituality, compassion, and growth mindset. Over chapters, we get to know the storytellers as if they are sitting in rocking chairs in our own family rooms, sharing their unique voices and experiences.”
—Perri Richman, MSOP, Chief Marketing Officer and Principal, The Brand Promise
“Servant leadership feels massively important at this moment in history. But my understanding of what it means to be a ‘servant leader’ sometimes feels inspiringly simple, and other times, confusing and amorphous. The gift of this book is that it provides intimate new perspectives on the reality of servant leadership from real people working to embody it in their communities. The best way to learn a skill is to see it performed. This book does that.”
—George McGraw, Founder and CEO, DigDeep, and Los Angeles Water and Power Commissioner
“An inspiring compendium of stories of leaders who are self-reflective, humble, service-minded, and committed to compromise, solution-making, and nurturing the next generation through what Wilson calls ‘cultivating a servant heart.’ This expansive meditation on the concept of leadership speaks to the needs of our moment. It combines Wilson’s own wisdom with that of the visionary leaders she profiles and offers the reader ideas for reflection and action to create their own servant leadership journeys."
—Jodi Vandenberg-Daves, PhD, former Professor and owner of JVD Consulting, LLC
“Caitlin's ability to encapsulate between two covers meaningful moments and stories that shaped numerous servant leader journeys is incredibly moving. She offers the reader key insights into leadership drivers, showcases the variety of backgrounds that can lead us to serve, and ignites a spark in readers to continue on their unique path. A must-read for leaders at every stage of their journey.”
—Sarah Fecht, founder, Best Self Leadership, LLC