Dr. Tony Coles Explains the Tenets of Service Leadership

In this Big Think Edge preview, Dr. Tony Coles introduces the concept of "service leadership" first developed in 1970 by Robert K. Greenleaf.

Culture & Religion

In 1970, Robert K. Greenleaf coined the term "servant leadership" around which he built a vaunted legacy for promoting the philosophy of leadership that enriches the lives of others and betters the world overall. It's a philosophy that has guided Dr. Tony Coles for the past decade of his life, an experience he discusses in the Big Think video interview below. The video previews Dr. Cole's lesson, "Serve Your Purpose: Redefining Leadership as Service," available exclusively on Big Think Edge:

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Learning How to Thrive: Redefining Success, with Arianna Huffington

The founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post explains why adjusting your perception of success is vital for achieving a healthy work-life balance.

Technology & Innovation

In the video below, Arianna Huffington makes an astute point about how society defines success: 

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Jon Iwata on IBM's Policy of Social Media Freedom

Jon Iwata, IBM's senior vice president of Marketing & Communications, explains why freedom is the best social media policy for employees.

 

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New Paths to Leadership Via Values Diversity: a Workshop with Jody Greenstone Miller

The real barrier to getting more women into leadership roles is the issue of time commitment. Companies that embrace values diversity and accommodate various time commitments will open doors to leadership for previously shut-out members of the available talent pool.

Culture & Religion

The old adage when considering leadership is "the cream will rise to the top." It's commonly understood that the best and most qualified leaders will ascend to the top of a meritocratic system on the strength of their innate executive skillsets. The reason Demographics X, Y, and Z don't see more of their talent pool rise to the top is because they simply don't have the drive to make it.

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