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McKinney Is the 1st CRE Firm to Be Added to Servant Leadership Companies List

Zappos, Nordstrom, Aflac, Balfour Beatty, Starbucks, Southwest Airlines, and Whole Foods. What do these iconic companies have in common? Servant Leadership is embedded in their culture.

Zappos, Nordstrom, Aflac, Balfour Beatty, Starbucks, Southwest Airlines, and Whole Foods. What do these iconic companies have in common? Servant Leadership is embedded in their culture…and it’s safe to say they’re doing something right.

McKinney Capital & Advisory is honored to be the first commercial real estate firm to join these companies, and several others, in Modern Servant Leader’s Servant Leadership Companies List.

McKinney CEO, Damian McKinney, comments, “Success in the commercial real estate industry is usually focused on the short game – achieving higher profits. Instead, the Servant Leadership model focuses on the long game. When you focus on the long game, you make decisions that are in the best interests of all stakeholders. Over time, those stakeholders will develop a trust in you. They will want to work with you and for you. They will want your long-term success.”

What is Servant Leadership exactly? It’s a simple concept that requires daily practice to implement: living to serve others. When we live our lives for the sake of others, it is amazing how our lives take care of us.

Robert K. Greenleaf, the founder of Servant Leadership, describes it as, “the servant-leader is servant first… It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead. That person is sharply different from one who is leader first.”

At our company, we define Servant Leadership as, “creating an environment where people are empowered to become better versions of who they are.” It’s not something that just happens if we say it. It’s an ongoing practice to keep it top of mind as our company grows.

Thank you, Modern Servant Leader for recognizing us on this list amongst so many incredible organizations. For anyone looking to learn more about Servant Leadership, please visit their website or send us a note.

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