On this week’s #NewBusinessMindset show, Pat Falotico, CEO of the Robert Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership, tells us the real meaning of that much-misused term, servant leadership, and about how it has informed her own life. She offers us some incredible lessons that we can use to transform our own and move towards a happier and more fulfilling state of being.
Lessons from the Show
Pat talked to us about servant leadership and about the life trajectory that took her from a corporate career to working in this field, and she offered us many wonderful lessons that point us towards an authentic, happy and fulfilling life and career including:
- Every problem in the world starts inside me. I can only fix me, and through that I can lead others, but I can’t fix others;
- The key is starting with a desire to serve, and from there making a decision to lead. And watch carefully: do the people we lead grow?
- You need to stop before you can start.
About Pat Falotico
Patricia Falotico is the CEO of the Robert K Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership. Founded in 1964 by Robert Greenleaf, the Center advances the philosophy and practice of Servant Leadership which enriches individuals, builds better organizations and ultimately creates a better more caring society. The ultimate measure of success for a servant leader is how those served grow.
Pat retired from IBM following 31 years leading a broad range of projects including technical sales, sales management, service business development, software distribution, marketing and development of business partner relationships on the local, regional, national and international level. She served as IBM’s Senior State Executive for Georgia and Senior Location Executive for Atlanta; providing leadership for IBM in the community and across the state, linking Corporate Citizenship and Employee Engagement activities with strategic IBM initiatives.
Pat is active is several civic organizations and is committed to ensuring that all students have the opportunity to get a high quality education which enables them to becoming contributing members of society. She currently chairs the United Way of Greater Atlanta’s Community Engagement Council and is an active alumn and volunteer of Leadership Atlanta. Pat mentors emerging women leaders through Pathbuilders’ Achieva program.
Pat holds a B.S. in math and computer science from Manhattan College. Originally from New York, Pat now lives in Marietta, Georgia with her family.
You can contact Pat by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and you can find out more about her businesses at The Robert K Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership website.
This is episode # 160