Category Archives: Servant Leadership

What is Practicing Resurrection?

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In my Servant Leadership Class, we embrace a rule of life that includes practicing resurrection in our everyday lives. Each week, we share stories of how we paused and shifted to the intelligence of our hearts or how we moved, with courage, in the direction of deepest meaning and love. Here are some samples of our sharing: A man who volunteers at a local soup kitchen followed his intuition and set aside a decorated cake—instead of cutting it into pieces—as was the usual routine. Later a family came in with four young children and he delighted the family—and all present in the dining room—with this special cake.   A middle-aged woman noticed a teenager with crazy hair and colored shoes at …

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Reflections: Servant Leadership Changes Lives

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It is not unusual to hear people say that Servant Leadership has changed their lives, and that is because it does. I am no exception. This program has given me what any good formative experience should – roots within a new paradigm as well as wings for exploring the world through new eyes. It has served as both home and journey for me and will continue to do so as my life in God through the Christian wisdom tradition keeps growing and expanding The core curriculum, companion classes, and Saturday workshops, along with outside reading, spiritual practices, and the community of fellow seekers have all made possible a deeper awakening to my relationship with God and others as well as …

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Notes on Servant Leadership

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By Watson A. Bowes Jr., M.D. Although I had read Sevanthood, Leadership for the Third Millennium by Bennett Sims several years earlier, my first introduction to formal Servant Leadership training occurred in the spring of 2006 in association with my connection with the Johnson Intern Program, Inc.   In the previous year the Rev. Tim Patterson had spoken to a group of parishioners at the Chapel of the Cross in Chapel Hill about the Servant Leadership School in Greensboro, and there was some but not sufficient interest to develop a program of Servant Leadership training for parishioners.  At the time, however, The Rev. Susan Gladin had become the Executive Director of the Johnson Intern Program, a program of spiritual and vocational …

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