Dr. Kurt Senske is the founder of CEO-Board Services, a consulting firm that specializes in working with mission¬-oriented organizations. Previously, Dr. Senske served as CEO of Upbring, a multi-faceted, multi-state social service organization. Dr. Senske’s extensive board service includes serving on eleven boards of directors, including as chairman of Thrivent Financial. A gifted public speaker, Dr. Senske is regularly sought after to speak and consult on a variety of topics.

Recent Posts by Kurt Senske

What is Authentic Servant Leadership?

There has been a lot of buzz recently about what it means to be an authentic servant leader.

The phrase “servant leadership” was originally coined by Robert K. Greenleaf in his 1970 The Servant as Leader essay. Greenleaf writes that a servant-leader starts with being a servant. It is his or her desire to serve that leads one to aspire to want to lead others. This is in sharp contrast to those whose primary goal is to become a “leader first.”

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