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Table of Contents3 The Need for New Leadership 4 Leadership as a Quest to Serve 5 Lessons from the Wisdom Traditions 6 Shaping a Syncretic Leadership 7 Shaping the Vision 8 Hearing Every Voice 9 Renewing the Social Contract 10 Empowering Toward Service 11 Redesigning Higher Education 12 Trust and Consensus during Change 13 Organizing for Service 14 Leading as Learning 15 Barriers to Leadership as Service 16 Leadership for a New Century 17 Bibliography 18 Index
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"Kent Farnsworth presents a compelling case for the need to change higher education in America while pointing out the significant obstacles that today's leaders face. He draws upon his own experience and observations as a successful leader as well as the wisdom of some of history's most inspirational leaders and recognized organizational and leadership authorities to describe how today's college and university leaders can and must institutionalize change. According to Farnsworth, leaders can be effective if they practice a version of informed servant leadership that builds trust, is inclusive, is empowering, is visionary, and yet decisive. Leadership As Service: A New Model For Higher Education In A New Century is a valuable contribution to the examination of effective leadership, and I highly recommend it to college and university leaders, trustees who employ and support them, and those who study leadership."
"Leadership as Service is an important work which breaks new ground in the area of servant-leadership and higher education. In the tradition of Robert K. Greenleaf and Parker Palmer, Kent Farnsworth's book contains powerful insights into the nature of learning, leading, and serving others."