Episode 21 – Put Your Whole Heart In: Achieving Unprecedented Results Through Servant Leadership | Tommy Spaulding

Our special guest is international speaker, coach, author and leadership thought leader, Tommy Spaulding. Tommy is the author of two New York Times best-selling books (It’s Not Just Who You Know and Heart-Led Leadership), and he shares with us the secrets to achieving unprecedented results through servant leadership. Listen in as Tommy shares the key role of vulnerability and sharing our stories in order to build powerful cultures. The Impact Leadership Podcast is brought to you by Cardivera, the leadership development eco-system that helps your grow your people, grow your business and grow your life.

Show Notes

In this episode you’ll learn …

  • Love and service is required in business and leadership
  • Every leader has to make a decision about what kind of leader you want to be (self-serving or servant)
  • 90% of leaders are self-serving and most don’t realize it
  • Servant leaders achieve unprecedented business results and friendships
  • Self-serving leadership is the biggest blind spot in leadership
  • Others decide if you’re a servant leader or a self-serving leader
  • Ego gets in the way of servant leadership and that your ego is a cover for your insecurities
  • The most important quality of leadership is humility (not thinking less of yourself, but thinking about yourself less often)
  • Confidence plus humility always wins
  • Heart-led leaders know who they are (strengths and weaknesses)
  • Heart-led leaders seek out mentors to help you grow
  • The biggest conundrum in business today is vulnerability
  • Vulnerability in leadership is when you share your stories with others and then hear their stories
  • Vulnerability is one of the only leadership trait that’s contagious
  • Heart-led leaders build followership based upon love (over respect)
  • Heart-led leaders let their people know they’re human
  • Vulnerability is the key to building trust


Special Guest

International Speaker, Coach, Author, and Leadership Thought Leader

Your Hosts

Jeff Nischwitz

Author, speaker, coach, consultant, and
Chief SHIFT Officer of Cardivera

Craig Mathews

Strategist, innovator, consultant, and
CEO of Cardivera