Jun 10, 2021
In this episode of Coached with Keren, Keren sits down with two
leaders, Erica Franko (Senior Manager, Accenture) and Larry Perkins
(CEO, SierraConstellation Partners), and talks about the
ground-breaking concept of Servant Leadership.
Servant leadership is a leadership philosophy in which the goal
of the leader is to serve. This is different from traditional
leadership where the leader's main focus is the thriving of their
company or organizations. A servant leader shares power puts the
needs of the employees first and helps people develop and perform
as highly as possible.
The creation of a cohesive, positive team comes from leadership
that’s collaborative and trusting - and so, depends on
understanding this philosophy. Keren discusses these aspects with
experts Larry Perkins and Erica Franko, and how they cultivate
these leadership qualities and positive relationships in their own
aspects of work, to make this concept practical and actionable for
In This Episode:
- [01:25] Introducing Servant Leadership and how it creates
cohesive, positive teams.
- [02:10] The danger of displaying dominant, aggressive behavior
as your leadership style and how that will affect your working
- [4:44] Introduction of guest panelists, Larry Perkins and Erica
Franko and their backgrounds.
- [11:00] How to begin: get some insight into your behavior as
you work with others in your business.
- [18:36] The importance of taking the time to recharge your
batteries and evaluate how you’re doing in the process of becoming
a better leader.
- [25:24] Larry’s book, Don’t Be a Stranger is about networking.
It is also about Servant Leadership, and we explore the connection
here between the two.
- [29:04] The key to Servant Leadership: shifting your focus to
others by asking how you may serve them and how you can make
yourself useful will be a game-changer.
- [32:35] How you can lean into your strengths and harness those
leadership superpowers today.
- Leadership is about clarity, connection and service beyond
- Servant leadership is about putting the company and
organization above yourself for the greater good of the people and
- It’s not always about what you are producing or achieving in
your business, but how you are also impacting the people around
- Being a servant leader helps you grow, evolve, and adapt into
the leadership types that a business or people need.
- Having self-awareness will allow you to step into the role of a
true servant leader as things change.
- Letting go of perfection is a big step in knowing that wherever
you are and whatever state you’re in you can still lead and inspire
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