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"Servant Leadership in a VUCA World"



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Philip Merry at or + 65 9728 0419 




Develop your “human side” we often tell people, but we sometimes forget to tell them why and how. We need the human side more than ever because the pace of change in 21st century organisations is faster than it has ever been, but leaders are still using logical, linear mindsets meant for the slower paced 20th century. We live in a quantum world where discontinuous change is characterised by Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity (VUCA) and traditional skills of careful analysis and planning alone no longer deliver the results they once did. There has never been more need for developing a “human side” that is not about sentiment but a driver of business success. There has never more need for a new leadership and HR paradigm. There has never been a better time to: “Lead with your Heart”, there has never been a better time to “Lead with Love”.


The word “Love” is not a word often mentioned in oganisational literature, but with the rise of emotional openness and with more emphasis on vulnerability, love is now more easily talked about as a leadership quality. Once we focus its meaning beyond romantic connotations, “love” can be seen to be very relevant to the ledership domain. Indeed love which is characterised by thinking of others, giving exceptional service, helping out a colleague, caring about someone’s personal problems, giving tough feedback because you think a colleague is not doing their best, can all be seen as having their root in the concept of love. When linked with Servant leadership there is even more reason to link love and leadership. Servant leadership is a philosophy that has been around for at least 20 years and its essence is all about love. Now is a time in organisational life and leadership thinking to be comfortable with using the terms love and service more openly.


In this unique workshop participants will be introduced to the definition of love as it relates to servant leadership, and understand the benefits to the bottom line in terms of satisfied employees and staff retainment statistics. Participants will learn about love’s importance when driving a pyschologically healthy climate, and when encouraging bonding and camaradarie at work to ensure that goals are met.



  • Beyond Romance - The Meaning Of Love In Organisations

  • How Love Drives Success In Your People And Business Strategy

  • Servant Leadership And Love: What Are The Qualities

  • Role Of The Heart In Leading With Love

  • Presence And Love: Are You Comfortable To Show Love ?

  • Leading With Love And Employee Retention And Engagement

  • Mentoring And A Motivating With Love

  • Application Of Love To Leadership Situations


  • Clarify The Meaning Of Love In Leadership And Organisations

  • Assess Current Comfort Level With Love And How To Expand It

  • Identify Situations That Are Problematic Because Fear And Anger Dominate

  • Clarify How Servant Leadership And Love Can Drive Engagement

  • Develop A Presence Where Love Is Visible

  • Develop A Love Enhancement Strategy



Workshop method will help particiapnts become comfortble with the notion of love at work. It will be experiential, interactive, responsive and practical and include: creative learning exercises, group discussions and exercises, individual reflection and self assessment, behavioural feedback from facilitator and peers, short theory inputs. The workshop is designed to enable participants to understand how they view themselves, others perceive them, and master new skills so that they can transfer the learning directly to improving effectiveness in life and work.



Executives who:

  • Think it is time for love be more openly talked about

  • Need Become Comfortable With Expressing Emotions

  • Deliver Results But Know Their People Skills Need To Improve

  • Leaders Or Managers Who Need To Improve Morale



Philip Merry, CEO/Founder of Singapore's Philip Merry Consulting Group helps leaders access the power of the heart and self-leadership for personal and business transformation. He has conducted leadership and team projects with global organizations for 37 years in 59 countries, boosting mindsets that grow inter-cultural co-operation and optimise personal excellence. Senior facilitator with United Nations and Duke Corporate Education, Regional Representative Belbin Team Roles, Marshall Goldsmith Coach, Appreciative Inquiry Certified, HeartMath certified, Philip is author of The Search for Singapore's Happiest People, and one-time London taxi driver.

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