Serving Leaders is committed to being a key resource to Kingdom minded leaders as they seek to engage and shape the culture of our region. Experts are increasingly collaborative in sharing ideas through writings and other forms of media. We believe that learning and its application best happens in the context of community. We are proud to share these resources from our community with you—some from our events and writings, and many from other excellent resource partners from our region and beyond.
Areas of Thought
Resources about growing your leadership capability, connecting with others of like mind and like heart, and gaining tools to bring your innovative ideas to life.
Personal Transformation (Vocation)
Resources to help men and women grow as mature leaders within healthy relationship…so that calling, integrity, and courage may flourish.
"If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap," began Marcia Newman's talk on transforming your leadership from the inside out, and how to find happiness that will last for a lifetime.
Calling Influence Destiny and Community
3 Secrets Leaders Won't Discuss
There are many tired and ineffective cliches about successful leadership that we're barraged with. What we don't examine, however, are the facts of the matter.
The Untapped Conviction and Belief in this City
"The untapped conviction and belief in this city means more to it than all the coal in the hills and all the steel in the mills. If we could train and mobilize that force, Pittsburgh would become a spiritual pilot plant for America."
Organizational Transformation (Influence)
Resources to help men and women improve in exercising their leadership and building new enterprises…so that impact, reach and sustainability may increase.
Serving Leader Conference-- Ken Blanchard
Leadership and management guru Ken Blanchard addresses conference participants on the "greatest leadership model in the world" from his rich pool of insight, real life business stories, personal reflections and faith.
Serving Leader Conference-- Ken Blanchard interviews Ken E. Smith
Former CEO of H.B. Maynard and Company Ken Smith tells Ken Blanchard the story of transforming a then-70-year-old company into a servant leadership organization.
All Progress Begins With Telling the Truth
Trustworthiness—the personal integrity of the leader—is a business asset. Being a leader who is trustworthy, a leader who does what he or she says, has a measurable value for the company's bottom line.
Making the Integrity Investment in a Down Market
Many great values can be purchased in down times, and when the market goes up again, these investments can produce a very strong return. The same principle that applies to investing also applies to leadership.
Cultural Transformation (Shalom)
Resources to help men and women think like Kingdom citizens and act like agents of cultural transformation…so that God's will and God's way may increase in every city and in all spheres.
Pittsburgh's History of Leadership Communities
Serving Leaders president John Stahl-Wert shares stories about heroes of change who made a difference for Pittsburgh by creating leadership communities that empowered people to do things together that were otherwise impossible.
Unique Value Proposition for Serving Leaders
The foundation of our work, however, is distinctly different from that of most; the foundation of our work is rooted in the Judeo-Christian faith, in its view of the human person, in its understanding of what constitutes great leadership, and in its commitment to serve a purpose that is bigger than leadership, bigger even than business.
I'd like to reflect with you in these few pages on what it might look like for us to be the kind of leaders who serve our cities—the kind of leaders who love and weep for our cities and who work for their transformation.