Part of my mission is to spread servant leadership awareness. Therefore, I greatly appreciate folks on Twitter who spread servant leadership content. Last year, I highlighted 5 individuals to whom I was especially grateful for their ongoing support and promotion of these principles. This year, I’ve expanded the list to 10 and created a more formal recognition. Here are this year’s winners:
10. Axiom News
Axiom’s news network is full of great information that is worth sharing. Several times this year, they’ve taken a story that may have only been seen by servant leadership proponents and shared it with a broader audience. I am grateful to them for their contiuing covereage of our movement.
AxiomNews: We are called to co-create a strengths-based life-giving news network for a renewed and thriving world. Tweets share news on movements making a difference.
9. Greenleaf Center
The universally recognized organization promoting servant leadership is expanding their online presence. This year reflected a notable uptick in their presence on Twitter and other social media channels.
@GreenleafCenter: The Greenleaf Center promotes the awareness, understanding, and practice of servant leadership by individuals and organizations.
8. Jeff Miller
Speaking of the Greenleaf Center… I first met Jeff at the Greenleaf Servant Leadership conference several years ago. Since that time, I’ve been impressed by his growing influence on Twitter. I’m always excited to see what servant leadership content he is sharing.
@JeffMiller79: Builder, Connector of Human Leadership Networks. Focus on: collaboration, leadership, learning, complexity, & change.
7. Lazarus Ross
Mr. Ross is a great example of a servant leader proponent who embeds the principles in everyday life. He also possesses an especially innovative mind with an eye toward business.
@LazarusRoss: Christ-Follower, Toastmaster, Financial Intelligence Freak, Education Reform Activist, Leadership Fanatic, Networker, Entrepreneur
6. Ken Blanchard
The first returning member from last year’s list, Ken actually leads one of the organizations our number 1 contributor this year hails from. Ken’s appeal for and support of the servant leadership movement is undeniable.
@KenBlanchard: Speaker, Business Guru, and Author of over 50 books, including The One Minute Manager.
5. Laurie Beth Jones
Laurie Beth Jones and her team have that instant, trusted advisor appeal. Part of her core message includes an appeal for servant leadership principles.
4. Dr. Jack King
Jack is last year’s top tweeter. His presentations on servant leadership are very unique. I especially like his emphasis on native american leadership lessons and quotes. This year, Dr. King’s Collective Voice at ServantHearts.com focused its attention more specifically on empowerment. However, he still continues to share great servant leadership perspectives.
@DrJackKing: We are put in this world not to be better than the next man but rather help him be better than he was when we met. Homeschool dad. Love is the answer.
3. JT Jackson
Mr. Jackson is another returning member from last year’s list and still holds the best Twitter name. “Servant Tweeter” often shares the latest and greatest of the servant leadership movement. But that’s not all. JT is also a great servant leadership practitioner, as he works to bring greater educational opportunities to his community.
@ServantTweeter: Servant First, Leader Always; Life Coach; Inspirational Speaker; Good Guy
2. James Strock
James wrote Serve To Lead and books on both Reagan and Roosevelt’s leadership. I often find myself nodding in agreement with his posts and those he shares from others.
@JamesStrock: Serve to Lead® Inc. Businessman, Speaker & Citizen Servant in fields of 21st Century Leadership Development & Sustainability | Clean Tech.
1. S. Chris Edmonds
I found Chris by chance on Twitter and am glad I did. Chris’s content through Ken Blanchard companies and his own blog is frequently among the best servant leadership material. Chris has his pulse on the servant leadership movement and keeps us updated whenever he finds something worth sharing.
@SCEdmonds: Speaker, author, senior consultant with @kenblanchard, author #CORPORATECULTUREtweet & Leading At A Higher Level, @JonesAndRaine member.
Criteria for Top Servant Leadership Tweeters
Congratulations to those recognized this year! If you did not make the list, there is a good chance I just missed you in my consolidation effort. Please let me know of anyone you feel should be added, with a comment below. While these results are entirely subjective and at my own discretion, here are the rough criteria I used for the selection and placement:
1. Servant Leadership Promotion: The individual or organization must promote “servant leadership”. There are countless individuals promoting the principles and ideals of servant leadership under some other name or terminology. Unfortunately, that group is simply too large for me to capture and reflect here.
2. Frequency: References to servant leadership must be frequent. The higher the frequency, the higher the placement on this list, generally speaking.
3. Activity: The account must be currently active and not fully automated.
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Question: Who did I miss? Who else on Twitter is a big servant leadership proponent?