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Give a little to get ahead

Fred Manske Jr. tells why he’s a ‘servant CEO’

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in Best-Practices Leadership,Leaders & Managers

Fred Manske Jr. is the president and CEO of Purolator Courier, Canada’s largest distribution company with $1 billion in revenues and 13,000 employees. Yet despite all his power, Manske insists the key to getting ahead is to act like a humble servant.

Manske’s “servant leadership” philosophy is built on his commitment to help colleagues and employees. The more he can show he cares, the more productivity he figures he can wrestle from his team.

In this interview, Manske insists that the key to a fast-track career is to practice selflessness.

WS: You have three children who are just starting out with their careers. What advice do you give them?

Manske: Think about how to serve your colleagues. By serving, I mean finding ways to make their lives easier. If they’re having trouble understanding a new process, take the time to coach them. If they’re preoccupied with a personal problem, be sensitive to it.

WS: That sounds nice. But how ...(register to read more)

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