Over the summer, myself and a couple of people in my team worked on developing a bunch of Servant Leadership learning materials. I wrote a bit about it here and here. We have been actively promoting Servant leadership internally for a few months now and it seems that it resonates really well with people and the feedback from all the session we have run (about 20 sessions in total in UK, Germany, India and US) was very positive. Here’s the challenge though - I have repeatedly observed that even managers/leaders who are the exact opposite of a Servant Leader tend to happily clap and nod when we talk about SL and once they leave the room they go back to their old ways. Some of them are open to 1-2-1 coaching, but many aren’t.
What strategies do you use to help leaders on all levels to change the way they lead (and think)? How do you do it at scale (10,000 plus employees)?