Celebrating a Servant-Leader and Trailblazer at AWSCPA

 They care only about numbers.   They don’t like to go to meetings.   They aren’t creative or imaginative.   Such is the one-room house often assigned to accountants by people outside the profession – and sometimes by accountants themselves.   But Gloria Lewis, Pre
Continue Reading →

What does “Green by Design” have to do with Servant-Leadership?

Ever wondered about our  “Green by Design™” seal? About seven years ago, I was thinking about how servant-leadership is organic in its nature.  To me, the servant-leader fosters an environment in which all parties have a voice and leadership is shared among all those around the table.
Continue Reading →

Servant-leadership in Mary Poppins?

In the film “Saving Mr. Banks,” P. L. Travers, the author of the book Mary Poppins, accidentally embarks on a journey of self-discovery as she considers selling the rights to her story to Walt Disney. Reluctant to let her story get into Disney’s hands, Travers waits twenty years to be
Continue Reading →

Using power ethically and active listening

Click on the link below to see the responses to the survey on the ethical use of power and active listening.  Please also post your comments about using your own power ethically and listening actively in your life and work. surveypiechart~meths~power and act listening Additionally, th
Continue Reading →

Servant-Leaders and Agents of Change

Click on the link below to see the survey results. Please also comment on what areas in your life, work, or environment you would like to pursue as an agent of change. SurveyPieCharts   Additionally, this speech, “The Face of Servant-Leadership,” given by Gabriel Cent
Continue Reading →

Empathy and Servant-Leadership

At the Gabriel Center, we believe that empathy is the trait of a servant-leader. We also believe that anyone willing to receive feedback can develop their empathy, and that the ultimate form of empathy is deep, active listening. For a quick synopsis explaining the difference between e
Continue Reading →

Lent: A Light in the Dark

As always, we at the Gabriel Center for Servant-Leadership want to hear from you.  If you have some thoughts on Lent that you’d like to share with others, please add your comment below.  Many thanks!
Continue Reading →

Snowed out Atlanta: The Servant-Leader Response

As you know, snow and ice visited Atlanta this week and virtually shut our city down.  Please share your stories of how other people helped you survive this ordeal.  Thanks!
Continue Reading →

The Navy Yard: How do servant-leaders respond?

In struggling to wrap our arms around such horrendous events as the shooting in Washington, D.C., this week, we welcome your thoughts and insights as servant-leaders.  Please share your responses about these two questions, and let’s get a conversation going. Question 1: Why are
Continue Reading →

Ethical use of power

Many times we think of power in a negative connotation.  In the servant-leader world, we understand that power is abundant and that it is shared by all people.  The critical question becomes how we use it.     The Rev. Katherine Elberfeld Founder, Gabriel Center for Servant-
Continue Reading →