By Joe Iarocci
August 22, 2016
Got that new job?
Here are 6 new job tips for servant-leaders that could be valuable for you.
- Keep humble. People often feel a little insecure when they start a new job. Or the need to prove themselves quickly. Don’t worry, that’s only natural. Unfortunately, however, both feelings can lead to behavior that puts others off. The truly confident – those with nothing to prove – are usually the most humble.
- Listen deeply. Listening is a key practice of servant leadership. And there is no better time to listen than when starting a new job. In a new company? Listen to more than specific individuals – listen to what the entire culture is telling you. In a new department of your old company? Don’t assume you know everything. In any event, deep listening should serve you well.
- Ask lots of good questions. In most cases, you aren’t expected to know everything when you start a new job. You have a nice opportunity, therefore, to ask lots of questions (some of which you might not be able to ask later). Don’t be afraid to show some vulnerability. Remember, servant-leaders are judged as much by their ability to ask questions as by their ability to give answers.
PODCAST: Dan Pink – Servant Leadership & Selling
Dan is the author of five provocative books – including the long-running New York Times bestsellers, A Whole New Mind and Drive. His latest book, To Sell is Human, is a #1 New York Times business bestseller, a #1 Wall Street Journal business bestseller, and a #1 Washington Post nonfiction bestseller. In this interview, Dan talks about servant selling, a concept he introduces in To Sell is Human that is derived from servant leadership.