Practicing Servant-Leadership: Succeeding Through Trust, Bravery, and Forgiveness / Edition 1

Practicing Servant-Leadership: Succeeding Through Trust, Bravery, and Forgiveness / Edition 1

by Larry C. Spears
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0787974552

ISBN-13: 9780787974558

Pub. Date: 10/04/2004

Publisher: Wiley

"Servant and leader–can these two roles be fused in one real person, no matter what the calling or level of status? If so, can such a person live and be productive in the real world of the present?" Robert K. Greenleaf said the answer is "Yes."

Practicing Servant-Leadership brings together a group of exceptional thinkers who offer a compendium of thought on

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"Servant and leader–can these two roles be fused in one real person, no matter what the calling or level of status? If so, can such a person live and be productive in the real world of the present?" Robert K. Greenleaf said the answer is "Yes."

Practicing Servant-Leadership brings together a group of exceptional thinkers who offer a compendium of thought on the topic of bringing servant-leadership into the daily lives of leaders. Each contributor focuses on his or her area of expertise, exploring how servant-leadership works in the real world, using examples from a variety of organizations such as businesses, nonprofits, churches, schools, foundations, and leadership organizations. Highlights of the book’s twelve essays include

  • How the idealistic vision of the servant as leader works even in the competitive world of business
  • Encouraging leaders to begin by looking at what they themselves want to become and then to bring this knowledge into their daily leadership
  • How the principles of servant-leadership can enhance our understanding and practice of philanthropy
  • Examining the board chairperson’s especially vital role as a servant- leader
  • Revealing the important role that religious congregations and seminaries can play in helping to hold organizations in trust around the exercise of their power and prerogative
  • Exploring what leaders learn from being followers

Those new to servant-leadership will find Practicing Servant-Leadership a practical guide to the model, and those already familiar with the model will find new practical application and inspiration.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787974558
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/04/2004
Series:
J-B US non-Franchise Leadership Series, #215
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
510,533
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword: Why Servant-Leadership Matters (Warren Bennis).

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

The Editors and The Greenleaf Center for Servant-Leadership.

The Contributors.

1. Who Is the Servant-Leader? (Robert K. Greenleaf).

2. The Understanding and Practice of Servant-Leadership (Larry C. Spears).

3. The Unique Double Servant-Leadership Role of the Board Chairperson (John Carver).

4. Love and Work
A Conversation with James A. Autry.

5. Servant-Leadership and Philanthropic Institutions (John C. Burkhardt, Larry C. Spears).

6. On the Right Side of History (John C. Bogle).

7. Anatomy of a Collaboration: An Act of Servant-Leadership (Wendell J.Walls).

8. Servant-Leadership Characteristics in Organizational Life (Don DeGraaf, Colin Tilley, Larry Neal).

9. Toward a Theology of Institutions (David L. Specht with Richard R. Broholm).

10. Foresight as the Central Ethic of Leadership (Daniel H. Kim).

11. Servant-Leadership, Forgiveness, and Social Justice (Shann R. Ferch).

12. The Servant-Leader: From Hero to Host
An Interview with Margaret J. Wheatley.

Endnotes.

Recommended Reading.

Index.

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