Servant Leadership 25th Anniversary / Edition 25

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Robert K. Greenleaf, who died in 1990, has been a powerful voice in the dialogue to reshape management and leadership policy. He developed his theory of servent leadership while an executive at AT&T, and subsequently lectured at MIT, Harvard Business School, Dartmouth College and the University of Virginia. The Center for Applied Ethics, which he founded, eventually became the Robert K. Greenleaf Center, located in Indianapolis.
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What People Are Saying

Dee Hock
Servant Leadership is a timeless, classic book not only because there was no conflict between the man, Robert Greenleaf, his beliefs, his deeds and what he wrote about them, but because we know he was right, even when we fail to do it. (Founder and CEO Emeritus, VISA International )
John Carver
I am convinced, as a governance theorist and practitioner, that responsible board behavior is impossible in the absence of the servant leadership Robert Greenleaf helped us all to understand. This Silver Anniversary edition of Servant Leadership is both symbol and substance on the shelf of anyone blessed with the opportunity to lead. (author of Boards That Make a Difference)
Sr. Joel Read
Robert Greenleaf conceived the idea of servant leadership during a time of chaos in the United States--the late 60's. But by exploring his idea in the multiple essays gathered in this book, he left a legacy by which people in very different times can continue to be inspired and motivated. The power of his idea and his evolving understanding and expression of it is forever available to us through this book. (President, Alverno College)
William Pollard
During the last quarter of a century, Robert Greenleaf and his writings have been used to instruct, encourage and motivate leaders to serve as they lead. We have all benefited from his work and have been reminded that no leader is greater than the people he or she leads, and even the humblest of tasks, just as Jesus taught his disciples over 2000 years ago, is worthy for a leader to do. (Chairman, Servicemaster, author ofThe Soul of the Firm)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809105540
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Edition description: Anniversar
  • Edition number: 25
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 782
  • Product dimensions: 5.84 (w) x 8.78 (h) x 1.22 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 1
Introduction 15
I The Servant as Leader 21
II The Institution as Servant 62
III Trustees as Servants 104
IV Servant Leadership in Business 147
V Servant Leadership in Education 176
VI Servant Leadership in Foundations 215
VII Servant Leadership in Churches 231
VIII Servant-Leaders 262
IX Servant Responsibility in a Bureaucratic Society 304
X America and World Leadership 320
XI An Inward Journey 326
XII Postscript 341
Afterword 343
Index 361
About Robert K. Greenleaf and the Greenleaf Center for Servant-Leadership 369
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  • Posted March 21, 2013

    Was a required reading for a seminary class. Changed my life and

    Was a required reading for a seminary class. Changed my life and the way I approached ministry.

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  • Posted November 22, 2009

    Outstanding leadership material.

    This is a great book and should be required reading for any aspiring teacher or administrator.

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