We wrote the book on 21st Century Leadership. We work with others every day to co-create its ongoing evolution to ever-higher levels of service, value, and values.
21st Century Leadership: it’s how we approach serving our customers and other stakeholders in everything we do.
We also work with companies, associations, professional services firms, not-for-profit organizations, government agencies, and the military, to help you reach your greatest potential as 21st century leaders.
James Strock is a renowned keynote speaker on leadership. The Serve to Lead Group also prepares customized programs to serve individuals, teams, and organizations that aspire to excellence in the new world of 21st century leadership.
Many customers think of our programs as involving at least three areas: 21st century leadership, servant leadership, and presidential leadership.
21st Century Leadership
Serve to Lead argues that there is a distinct variant: 21st century leadership.
It reflects the specific circumstances of our era. It’s affected by the new technology of the Information Age. It responds to the shift of knowledge and power from centralized enterprises, to decentralized enterprises.
This change is underway throughout our world. To be sure, it is in different phases in various sectors. Some parts of business have been disrupted. Many are responding positively, with transformation.
The ongoing empowerment of individuals and networks is extraordinary—a far cry from familiar 20th century, legacy norms.
Bureaucratic organizations—some longstanding companies, associations, highly regulated sectors, parts of the not-for-profit sector and government—are resistant to these changes. Some are, for the time being, protected from them to an extent. And yet, even there, the visionary, management, and communications changes of 21st century leadership are underway.
There is no wisdom in waiting, hoping the waves of the future touch you last.
Serve to Lead, echoing Dr. Martin Luther King’s sentiment, declares: Everybody Can Lead—Because—Everybody Can Serve.
21st Century Leadership is Servant Leadership.
Servant leadership is no longer merely an ideal to be given lip-service. It’s a competitive advantage. Indeed, it’s a competitive necessity.
If you’re going to have a sustainable 21st century enterprise, you must become the best in the world. To become the best in the world, you must be focused effectively on serving others at every step.
This is a tough, smart, entrepreneurial, adaptive servant leadership.
You may choose to do it, because you think it’s the right thing to do. Or, you may choose to do it, simply because it works.
Whatever path gets you there, servant leadership, properly understood and applied, will advance your capacity to create value.
There are good reasons that people in all walks of life study presidential leadership:
—After more than two centuries, numerous approaches to leadership, management, and communication are on display.
—Presidential decision-making relates to the highest of stakes, in urgent circumstances.
—We can learn what worked in their time–and what did not work. We can isolate timeless and time-bound lessons.
—We can learn from others who, like ourselves, had to make decisions without time for reflection, with incomplete information, and with no assurance of a positive outcome. Like us in our own work and life, our predecessors operated amid uncertainty. We can learn how they approached such challenges, how their ways of thinking might be relevant to our own service.
James Strock has written two books and many articles on presidential leadership. His scholarship is informed by his service in progressively senior positions in several administrations, and he been called upon to advise others. He has also served in various capacities in presidential campaigns.
As a result of this unusual mix of experience and study, he is well-positioned to identify and distill relevant issues for the needs of your organization.
Customized 21st Century Leadership Programs
James Strock and the Serve to Lead Group can customize leadership programs to advance your organization’s goals in real-time.
We can create, with you, a value-creating keynote speech.
We can create, with you, a value-creating program for 1/2 day, 1 day, or 1/2 day seminars, training sessions and retreats, including James Strock and others as required.
We serve you at every step. We work from the outside-in, learning your needs, preparing extensively, crafting a program to meet your unique challenges and opportunities.
Contact us today to bring James Strock to speak at your next event.
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