Introduction: Kimberly Kocian, Director, Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division
Presenter: Artika Tyner, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
Recorded: May 15, 2019
Leaders have the power to make a difference in the world. The challenge is: will they use this power or allow fear to serve as a stumbling block? Love over fear. Love creates hope and embraces future possibilities, while fear limits one’s options and closes the window of opportunity. Love lifts others to their highest potential. Fear stifles growth and diminishes one’s capacity to become the best self.
Love is manifested through service to others. In order to be a true leader, you need to have a deep passion for helping the people you’re leading. If you don’t really see yourself as a servant leader, you may not make decisions that benefit those who put you there. The servant leader’s scorecard is simple—are people better off when you quit than when you started? Were the poor and powerless a part of the progress, and is there a stronger sense that our common humanity is more important than our interesting differences?”
In The Leader’s Journey, Dr. Tyner provides those who are passionate about leading social change with the tools to develop their leadership skills, create a vision, empower people, add value, and build a long-term agenda. She offers an in-depth look into her personal leadership journey, which is influenced by a desire to use the law as a vehicle for advancing justice and equity and her commitment to advance leadership education.