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Focus on Leadership

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From FOCUS ON LEADERSHIP . . . Robert K. Greenleaf from "The Servant as Leader" "The servant-leader is servant first. Becoming a servant-leader begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings...


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From FOCUS ON LEADERSHIP . . . Robert K. Greenleaf from "The Servant as Leader" "The servant-leader is servant first. Becoming a servant-leader begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead.... The best test is this: Do those served grow as persons? Do they, while being served, become healthier, wiser, freer, more autonomous, more likely themselves to become servants?" Ken Blanchard from "The Heart of Leadership" "I truly believe that servant-leadership has never been more applicable to the world of leadership than it is today. Not only are people looking for a deeper purpose and meaning when they must meet the challenges of today's changing world; they are also looking for principles and philosophies that actually work. Servant-leadership works. Servant-leadership is about getting people to a higher level by leading people at a higher level." Stephen R. Covey from "Servant-Leadership and Community Leadership in the Twenty-First Century" "Anyone can be a servant-leader. Any one of us can take initiative ourself; it doesn't require that we be appointed a leader, but it does require that we operate from moral authority. The spirit of servant-leadership is the spirit of moral authority." Margaret Wheatley from "The Work of the Servant-Leader" "I believe that Greenleaf knew so much, was accessing so much of what I would call 'eternal wisdom' when he said the criterion of successful servant-leadership is that those that we serve are healthier and wiser and freer and more autonomous, and perhaps they even loved our leadership so much that they want to serve others also." Warren Bennis from "Become a Tomorrow Leader" "Too many organizations are overmanaged and underled because the people at the top are better at making policies, practices, and procedures than they are at creating a compelling, overarching vision. They are managers, not leaders." FOCUS ON LEADERSHIP CONTRIBUTORS Hamilton Beazley Julie Beggs Warren Bennis Ken Blanchard John C. Bogle Rubye Howard Braye John Burkhardt John Carver Stephen R. Covey Max DePree K. Brian Dorval Kent A. Farnsworth Tamyra L. Freeman Robert K. Greenleaf Dee Hock Scott G. Isaksen Joseph Jaworski Michael Jones Ann McGee-Cooper Russ S. Moxley Nancy Larner Ruschman John P. Schuster James D. Showkeir Ruth Mercedes Smith Larry C. Spears Duane Trammell David S. Young Scott W. Webster Margaret Wheatley Judy Wicks Lea E. Williams Danah Zohar
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This collection of inspiring essays focuses on the practice of servant-leadership in organizational and business settings. Focus on Leadership addresses how servant-leadership is now increasingly recognized as being on the forefront of emerging leadership thinking. This book features a Foreword by Ken Blanchard as well as writing from:

Hamilton Beazley * Julie Beggs * Warren Bennis * Ken Blanchard * John C. Bogle * Rubye Howard Braye * John Burkhardt * John Carver * Stephen R. Covey * Max DePree * K. Brian Dorval * Kent A. Farnsworth * Tamyra L. Freeman * Robert K. Greenleaf * Dee Hock * Scott G. Isaksen * Joseph Jaworski * Michael Jones * Ann McGee-Cooper * Russ S. Moxley * Nancy Larner Ruschman * John P. Schuster * James D. Showkeir * Ruth Mercedes Smith * Larry C. Spears * Duane Trammell * David S. Young * Scott W. Webster * Margaret Wheatley * Judy Wicks * Lea E. Williams * Danah Zohar

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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 278805
  • Product Code 9780471411628
  • ISBN 0471411620
  • EAN 9780471411628
  • Pages 416
  • Department Academic
  • Category Leadership
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Jacaranda Wiley
  • Publication Date Nov 2001
  • Dimensions 236 x 164 x 34mm
  • Weight 0.603kg

Larry C Spears (Ed)

LARRY C. SPEARS is the Chief Executive Officer of The Robert K. Greenleaf Center, which was founded in 1969 and originally called the Center for Applied Ethics. The Center's mission is to carry the message of servant-leadership originated by Greenleaf, who was the Director of Management Research at AT&T, where he worked for thirty-eight years. Mr. Spears is also the editor of Insights on Leadership and Reflections on Leadership (both from Wiley). ý MICHELE LAWRENCE has been with the Greenleaf Center since 1993, working in many programmatic capacities, including directing their annual intern

  • :foreword: The Heart Of Servant-leadership (k. Blanchard).<br /> <br /> Preface.<br /> <br /> Introduction: Tracing The Past, Present, And Future Of Servant-leadership (l. Spears).<br /> <br /> Part One: Servant-leadership And The Individual.<br /> <br /> Essentials Of Servant-leadership (r. Greenleaf).<br /> <br /> Servant-leadership And Community Leadership In The Twenty-first Century (s. Covey).<br /> <br /> Servant-leadership And The Imaginative Life (m. Jones).<br /> <br /> Leadership As Partnership (r. Moxley).<br /> <br /> Teaching Servant-leadership (h. Beazley &amp; J. Beggs).<br /> <br /> Fannie Lou Hamer, Servant Of The People (l. Williams).<br /> <br /> Servant-leadership: Three Things Necessary (m. Depree).<br /> <br /> Part Two: Servant-leadership In The Workplace.<br /> <br /> Become A Tomorrow Leader (w. Bennis).<br /> <br /> Servant-leadership And Rewiring The Corporate Brain (d. Zohar).<br /> <br /> Servant-leadership And The Best Companies To Work For In America (n. Ruschman).<br /> <br /> From Hero-as-leader To Servant-as-leader (a. Cooper &amp; D. Trammell).<br /> <br /> The Business Case For Servant-leadership (j. Showkeir).<br /> <br /> On The Right Side Of History (j. Bogle).<br /> <br /> Part Three: Servant-leadership In The Community.<br /> <br /> The Unique Double Servant-leadership Role Of The Board Chair (j. Carver).<br /> <br /> Servant-leadership In Community Colleges (r. Smith &amp; K. Farnsworth).<br /> <br /> Servant-leadership And Philanthropic Institutions (j. Burkhardt &amp; L. Spears).<br /> <br /> Foresight: The Lead That The Leader Has (d. Young).<br /> <br /> Servant-leadership And Creativity (t. Freeman, Et Al.).<br /> <br /> Table For Six Billion, Please (j. Wicks).<br /> <br /> Part Four: Servant-leadership For The World.<br /> <br /> Synchronicity And Servant-leadership (j. Jaworski).<br /> <br /> Servant-leadership: Leading In Today's Military (r. Braye).<br /> <br /> Leadership And The Chaordic Age (d. Hock).<br /> <br /> Servant-leadership, Public Leadership: Wrestling With An American Paradox (s. Webster).<br /> <br /> Servant-leadership And The New Economy (j. Schuster).<br /> <br /> The Work Of The Servant-leader (m. Wheatley).<br /> <br /> Afterword: A Remembrance Of Robert K. Greenleaf (l. Spears).<br /> <br /> Acknowledgments.<br /> <br /> About The Editors And The Greenleaf Center For Servant-leadership.<br /> <br /> Permissions And Copyrights.<br /> <br /> Recommended Reading.<br /> <br /> Index.

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