Leadership Training: To Lead is to Serve

Shar McBee
May 25, 2022

Shar McBee

Leadership with a Twist of Yoga

Breakthrough Leadership Training in Los Angeles based on “To Lead is to Serve.”

Hello.  Welcome. 
I'm Shar McBee, the author of "To Lead is to Serve."

 There is a story in theTalmud about a king and his son. They loved each other very much but they could not get along. So, the prince left home and went far away.

After a while, word came back that the prince was not doing well. The king sent a message to his son: "Come home."

But the prince was too proud. He sent a message, "I cannot."

 So the king sent another message:  "Just turn around. Come as far as you can. I will meet you wherever you are."

This is what it means to lead by serving.  He did not say "I will meet you half way."  He said, "I will meet you wherever you are.

For leadership training in Los Angeles:   Joy of Leadership .com

Learning the “To Lead is to Serve" method will expand your sphere of influence.  It will expand your mindfulness. When you pursue clarity and wisdom, without even being aware of it, you become an inspiring,
positive example that others will emulate.

 You become strong and yet you remain humble strong enough to be gentle and accept people as they are.

 Your career will rise to new heights.  As you rise, you gain a better vantage point, a better view of the vista. 

You also make yourself more noticeable to those below. You see and are
seen.  
You help others find their way.

 "To Lead is to Serve"  leadership training in Los Angeles is not a quick fix. (Even though most find instant improvement.) Implementing new ideas, like all new ventures, are accompanied with inherent chaos. 

Learn from these early obstacles. Don't let friction discourage you. Friction on guitar strings makes beautiful music.  The ability to overcome obstacles is the mark of a successful leader.  When people watch you do this, you become somone they want to follow.

Learning the "To Lead is to Serve" method helps you develop discipline.  Like a north star, it shows you when you are getting off course.  Also like the north star, it lets you meander off course and then find your way home. 

Discipline will bring you success; but limits that are too binding will bring self-defeat. When you use "To Lead is to Serve" as your north star (by asking yourself "Does this serve?")  it limits your options and returns your attention to priorities.

At the same time, it gives you flexibility, regulation not restriction, a resiliency and durability that lets you remain firmly on course.

Almost any strong leader will tell you that persistence brings success.  The ability to endure is essential.  Which is why "To Lead is to Serve" means you,
too.  If you burn out and exhaust yourself, who can you serve?

Persistence is not rigidity.  Endurance requires flexibility that lets you adjust your sails, and adapt to hostile conditions while still remaining true to your core.

Can you maintain your integrity under adverse circumstances? 

If so, people will want to follow you.  They will want to help you achieve your goals. 

"To Lead is to Serve" helps you align yourself to the flow. 
When you are able to go with the flow, you are helped, not hindered, by adversity. 

Your goals are realized because you are no longer swimming upstream, climbing uphill.  When you relax and surrender to allowing help
from fate, you attain a spontaneous sense of what can and cannot be, and align your efforts accordingly.

You make your position correct. This puts your path to success on a firm footing.

 I gave the title "To Lead is to Serve" to a book I wrote thirty years ago, yet the advice is timeless.  This avatar series (as seen in the YouTube
video above) is my new way of presenting the book's leadership principles and stories.

"To Lead is to Serve" is an ancient and timeless leadership lesson. It has been stated in many languages throughout the ages and all over the world.

 In China , the I Ching states, "To rule truly is to serve."

 In Italy, Saint Francis of Assisi said, "It is in giving that we receive."

 The Uanishads, ancient texts of India, say, "If you want to be happy, be giving."

 Jesus taught the lesson of "To lead is to serve" saying, "The greatest amongst you is servant of all."

 When applied, this principle creates an energetic and loyal work force, which is priceless. Most significantly, it can fortify your leaders and prevent burn-out. Using the "To Lead Is To Serve" method and its guidelines will enab leyou to inspire workers to achieve beyond the call of duty.

 It will help them to release their creativity and remain loyal to your organization.  It will help you to attract and keep good employees.

 

For leadership training in Los Angeles:

Joy of Leadership .com

 

Shar McBee

Want Shar McBee for your next event?

Find out more information, including fees and availability.
Find Out More
Keep Reading
Robert Rauch (University of Maryland Regent) on the Joy of Leadership Podcast
Shar McBee
Shar McBee
September 07, 2022
Welcome to the Joy of leadership Podcast onKMozartbrought to you ...
Suze Orman on the Joy of Leadership Podcast
Shar McBee
Shar McBee
August 21, 2022
Welcome to the Joy of Leadership Podcast on KMozart brought to you by Cobblestone Wine. I am ...
Phylicia Rashad on the Joy of Leadership Podcast
Shar McBee
Shar McBee
July 29, 2022
Welcome to the Joy of Leadership Podcast onKMozartbrought to you byCobblestone Wine.I’m ...
Robert Rauch (University of Maryland Regent) on the Joy of Leadership Podcast
Welcome to the Joy of leadership Podcast onKMozartbrought to you byCobblestone Wine.I am your host Shar McBee.In a moment you will meet our guest Bob Rauch, a Regent at the University of Maryland. But first, today’s leadership secret: Enthusiasm. Enthusiasm enables you to inspire cooperation. It warms the heart. When you are honestly...
Read More
Suze Orman on the Joy of Leadership Podcast
Welcome to the Joy of Leadership Podcast on KMozart brought to you by Cobblestone Wine. I am your host Shar McBee. In a moment you will meet our guest Suze Orman, who is undeniably America's most recognized expert on personal finance. First, we begin with today’s leadership secret: Dharma. Dharma is a Sanskrit word that loosely means...
Read More
Phylicia Rashad on the Joy of Leadership Podcast
Welcome to the Joy of Leadership Podcast onKMozartbrought to you byCobblestone Wine.I’m your host Shar McBee. Our guest, Phylicia Rashad, is a director, a star on television and Broadway, and now the new Dean of the College of Fine Arts at Howard University. You can listen on KMozart, read it below, or catch it on You Tube. It is als...
Read More
New Joy of Leadership Podcast on KMozart
Welcome to the Joy of Leadership Podcast onKMozartbrought to you byCobblestone Wine. I am your host Shar McBee. Our guest is an Academy Award winning movie producer at Walt Disney Animation, Osnat Shurer. First, we begin with today’s leadership secret: To lead is to connect.” When people feel included, they will support you. When th...
Read More
Osnat Shurer on the Joy of Leadership Podcast on KMozart
Welcome to the Joy of Leadership Podcast onKMozartbrought to you byCobblestone Wine. I am your host Shar McBee. Our guest is an Academy Award winning movie producer at Walt Disney Animation, Osnat Shurer. You can listen onKMozart,read it below, or catch it onYou Tube. It is also available onApple Po...
Read More
Alzheimer's Cure: Great News
There is fantastic news about an Alzheimer’s cure. Do you remember Dr. Dale Bredesen - the doctor that I have been trying to help? His work just got fantastic news. The cognitive scores in over 80% of patients improved significantly. This new study was published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease1. Basically, this is what happened...
Read More
Leadership Training: Change Your Mind
Leadership training is successful when it is seen as an evolving situation. What we were so sure of in the past, may not be true today. If you can change your mind about people, you'll be able to accomplish what you want.A woman in a cafe left her table for a few moments and returned to discover a hobo eating her meal. She sat down, ...
Read More
CNN Business: Managers in a Pressure Cooker?
Jeanne Sahadi wrote this thoughtful article for CNN business: Managers have been living in a pressure cooker. Many have had it. Inspire your team. Deliver results. Keep costs under control. Those have always been top responsibilities for leaders and managers at work. But their job duties have grown more time-consuming and complex tha...
Read More
Nourishment: Your Key to Success?
Providing nourishment is an essential ingredient in our Joy of Leadership trainings in Los Angeles. About 5,000 people showed up at a seminar I was organizing. Many more than we expected. As the number of people increased, the ushers became overwhelmed and were not doing a good job of seating them quickly and courteously. The...
Read More
Dharma
An important concept from yoga that will be beneficial to you in leadership is dharma. The following is an excerpt from the book, Leadership with a Twist of Yoga. Dharma loosely means "to do the right thing." People often ask, "What is my great work?" If you do the work in front of you greatly, it will lead you to your great work. Dharma is abou...
Read More