Companies considered the best places to work, shop and invest are led by servant leaders. Companies like TD Industries, Synovus , Southwest Airlines, and Starbucks (a third of the companies on Fortune's "Best Places to Work list) subscribe to the philosophy of servant leadership. Servant Leaders to network and learn at 2006 Scanlon Leadership Network Conference.
Companies considered the "Best Places to Work" are able to recruit and retain the best talent. They have higher customer satisfaction and they produce 3 times greater return for their stockholders.
On May 1-3, 2006 Servant Leaders will network in Kalamazoo, Michigan to learn how to apply the principles of servant leadership in their organizations.
Jack Lowe Chairman of TD Industries (a Fortune Hall of Fame Best Place to Work) will share how servant leadership has created "a partnership of the spirit" in his organization.
Larry Spears, President and CEO of the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership, the acknowledged world expert on servant leadership will show how servant leadership is the key to organizational success.
Colonel Blair Tiger, will share how West Point teaches cadets to be "Servants to the Nation."
The Scanlon Leadership Network/Foundation, the host of the conference is considered by business writers to be "the best kept secret in American Business." Members of the Network pioneered labor-management cooperation, open-book management, employee involvement, gainsharing/goalsharing/profitsharing, servant leadership and lean systems in organizations.
The Scanlon Leadership Network has helped five organizations become top 25 "Best Places to Work." The Network will show how servant leaders create best places to work by using four Scanlon E.P.I.C. Leadership Principles.
The Scanlon Network conference is one of the oldest continuing gatherings of leaders in the country. Begun in the 1940's and hosted by MIT, then Michigan State University, this will be the 42nd time the conference has been hosted by the Network.
The Conference includes workshops, tools to develop servant leadership, best practices, and tours of West Michigan servant lead organizations.
Many of the Network's members send delegations to the conference that include front-line leaders along with CEOs and Presidents. This allows leaders from all levels to learn together so as a team they can improve their organizations.
The Scanlon Network and Scanlon Foundation welcome all servant leaders to network with them in Kalamazoo.