Seven Pillars of Servant Leadership – Book Review – Pillar Six


Outward Thoughts From An Introverted Mind

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This is my seventh entry in my chapter by chapter reflection and review of Seven Pillars of Servant Leadership by James Sipe & Don Frick.

Seven Pillars of Servant Leadership (Pages 130-154: Pillar 6)

Pillar 6: “A Servant-Leader thinks and acts strategically, manages change effectively, and balances the whole with the sum of its parts.”

Prior to reading this chapter, I had never really considered or learned much about the concept of “systems thinking.” I must admit, the majority of this chapter was new information to me. It took me a few times of re-reading the section on The Systems Pyramid to grasp the idea. It’s fascinating to think that the beliefs of an organization truly run the overall “show”, while, just above them, the culture and strategy of the organization narrows the mission into policies and vision that ultimately lead towards the events and actions. It is truly perplexing…

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