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—Servant Leadership is 21st Century Leadership. Trust in leadership in business, politics, government and various institutions is at record lows. Our interconnected world seems to occasion more division, less commitment to serving customers and citizens than previously. From the second edition of his award-winning book, Serve to Lead, James Strock examines our current circumstances and how to break out to greater service and value creation. The principles are timeless and enduring; the applications are new and evolving.
—Leadership at a Disruptive Moment. We’re at a hinge moment in history. Familiar, 20th century ways of working and living and comprehending the world are no longer apt. New, 21st century understandings and approaches are required in all sectors: business, politics, government, and beyond. How leaders serve and succeed—how they create value—must also adapt. While the loss of the familiar may be unsettling, the opportunities are unparalleled.
—The 10 Principles of 21st Century Leadership. This popular presentation, based on Serve to Lead, serves as a platform for any number of specific leadership, management and communication issues in the private, public or not-for-profit sectors. The bottom line: far from being “over” as some suggest, leadership is more important than ever. In an era when “everyone can lead, because everyone can serve,” what leaders do—and who leaders are—are in evolution from familiar mid-20th-century practices. Recognizing and working amid ongoing trends will equip you for maximal effectiveness in the new world of 21st-century leadership.
—Shared Values Create Value. This presentation, based on Serve to Lead, focuses on the ways in which serving more people more deeply is a competitive advantage—and a competitive necessity—in the 21st century.
—Leadership as Performance Art. 21st century leadership is reuniting life and work. Use the principles of Serve to Lead to create your unique “masterpiece of service.” This can begin with a series of exercises in which each participant creates their personal “service map,” laying out the path toward the life and work of their choice.
—Disrupting American Politics. The turbulence of the 2016 presidential election has occasioned many surprising turns. What’s not surprising is that the disruption familiar in other parts of our lives and work is finally breaking through the citadel of politics and government. Keying off his new book, Disrupt Politics: Reset Washington, James Strock is well-placed to diagnose the problems and identify new, 21st century approaches. Based on extensive, personal experience, as well as deep knowledge of relevant history, Strock can help audiences focus effectively on the future.
—Ronald Reagan’s Enduring Leadership Lessons. Ronald Reagan stands as one of the most consequential—and beloved—leaders of the 20th century. As political controversies fade from view, Reagan’s leadership legacy emerges with enduring relevance. What are the lessons Reagan brings for a new generation, for a new century? A customized presentation, based on Reagan on Leadership, can add great value for organizations, individuals and teams determined to take their leadership to the next level.
—Theodore Roosevelt’s Enduring Leadership Lessons. Theodore Roosevelt changed the world’s understanding of leadership at the turn of the 2oth century. At the dawn of the 21st century, his lessons are compellingly relevant. In a new Gilded Age, TR offers timeless lessons in leadership in turbulent times. A customized presentation, based on Theodore Roosevelt on Leadership, can add great value for organizations, individuals and teams determined to take their leadership to the next level.
—21st Century Environmental Leadership. There is no more significant change in our time than the emergence of environmental consciousness. What are the key elements of change in environmental leadership in the early 21st century? How can companies, governments, and NGOs best position themselves to make a difference? Are capitalism and environmentalism best understood as at odds—or can they be brought into sync?
—Whither Sustainability? Sustainability is increasingly recognized as a core business value. What is the current status of sustainability in the evolution of 21st century companies? What is its future? How will it affect corporate leadership and management? Looking back on its development in recent decades can help us discern the directions it may take in the future.
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