Insights on Leadership
From INSIGHTS 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...
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From INSIGHTS 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?"
Stephen R. Covey from "Servant-Leadership from the Inside Out"
"You may be able to buy someone's hand and back, but you cannot buy their heart, mind, and spirit. And in the competitive reality of today's global marketplace, it will be only those organizations whose people not only willingly volunteer their tremendous creative talent, commitment, and loyalty, but whose organizations align their structures, systems, and management style to support the empowerment of their people that will survive and thrive as market leaders."
Ken Blanchard from "Servant-Leadership Revisited"
"With the traditional pyramid, the boss is always responsible and the staff are supposed to be responsive to the boss. When you turn the pyramid upside down, those roles get reversed. Your people become responsible and the job of management is to be responsive to their people. That creates a very different environment for implementation. If you work for your people, then what is the purpose of being a manager? To help them accomplish their goals. Your job is to help them win."
INSIGHTS ON LEADERSHIP CONTRIBUTORS
Stephen R. Covey
* Larry C. Spears
* Robert K. Greenleaf
* Ken Blanchard
* Elizabeth Jeffries
* Joe Batten
* Lawrence J. Lad and David Luechauer
* Jack Lowe Jr.
* Ann McGee-Cooper
* Peter Block
* Susana Barciela
* John J. Gardiner
* Richard P. Nielsen
* Jill W. Graham
* Bill Bottum with Dorothy Lenz
* Robert E. Kelley
* Judith A. Sturnick
* Parker J. Palmer
* Diane Cory
* Diane Fassel
* Thomas A. Bausch
* Christine Wicker
* James Conley and Fraya Wagner-Marsh
* Joseph Jaworski
* John P. Schuster
* Ken Melrose
* John S. Lore
* James A. Autry
* Irving R. Stubbs
* James M. Kouzes
* Jeffrey N. McCollum
* Margaret J. Wheatley
* Don M. Frick
"It is one of the great ironies of our age that we created organizations to constrain our problematic human natures, and now the only thing that can save these organizations is a full appreciation of the expansive capacities of us humans." --Margaret J. Wheatley from "What Is Our Work?"
Leadership without hierarchy? Organization in a whirlwind of change? Community and shared responsibility in a global village? Soul in a free-enterprise world? Robert Greenleaf's visionary theory of Servant-Leadership continues to engage many of the best minds in and out of business. Greenleaf's prescriptions for employee empowerment and organizational change continue to achieve nothing short of miraculous results in organizations worldwide. As one enthusiastic observer wrote in Fortune magazine, "Once the consensus is forged, watch out: With everybody on board, your so-called implementation proceeds 'wham-bam.'"
In this sequel to the critically acclaimed Reflections on Leadership, many of today's most respected business thinkers share their insights into key aspects of Robert Greenleaf's revolutionary thinking. Over the course of 33 essays, a dream team consisting of such luminaries as Stephen Covey, Ken Blanchard, Peter Block, Margaret Wheatley, John Schuster, and James Autry explore how Greenleaf has influenced today's business leaders and discuss a range of leadership principles at the heart of his philosophy, including stewardship, the spirit of the workplace, and the concept of healing leadership.
A source of inspiration and instruction, Insights on Leadership is required reading for senior executives, community leaders, and managers in for-profit and nonprofit organizations.
Parker J. Palmer, a popular speaker and educator, is also the author of "The Active Life." He received the 1993 award for "Outstanding Service to Higher Education" from the Council of Independent Colleges.
Recognized as one of Time magazine's 25 most influential Americans, Stephen R. Covey has dedicated his life to demonstrating how every person can truly control their destiny with profound, yet straightforward guidance. As an internationally respected leadership authority, family expert, teacher, organizational consultant, and author, his advice has given insight to millions. He has sold over 20 million books sold (in 38 languages), and "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" was named the #1 Most Influential Business Book of the Twentieth Century. His most recent major book, "The 8th Habit",C
PETER KOESTENBAUM was a professor of philosophy at San Jose State University for thirty-four years. He has applied his knowledge of philosophy to business, leadership, management, marketing, and strategic thinking. He is the author of Leadership; The Inner Side of Greatness, Is There an Answer to Death?, Managing Anxiety, Choosing to Love, The Heart of Business, The New Image of the Person, and The Vitality of Death. Koestenbaum and Block are the co-creators of the videotape The Language of the Leadership Diamonda. Peter lives in Westlake Village, California. ýPETER BLOCK author, consultant,
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
Ken Blanchard, PhD is a renowned Consultant, Speaker, Trainer, Author. Few people have impacted the day-to-day management of people and companies more than Ken Blanchard. A prominent, gregarious, sought-after author, speaker, and business consultant, Dr. Blanchard is universally characterized by his friends, colleagues, and clients as one of the most insightful, powerful, and compassionate individuals in business today.
From his phenomenal best-selling book, The One Minute Manager, co-authored with Spencer Johnson, which has sold more than 13 million copies and remains on best-seller lists, to the library of books coauthored with Sheldon Bowles, Raving Fans, Gung Ho!, Big Bucks! and High Five!, Ken's impact as a writer is far reaching, especially in the area of leadership his publications include The Generosity Factor, Leading at a Higher Level: Blanchard on Leadership and Creating High Performing Organizations, Servant Leader with Phil Hodges, Leadership By The Book with Bill Hybels and Phil Hodges, The Heart af a Leader, and Lead like Jesus.
- Partial Table Of Contents:
- Servant-leadership (r. Greenleaf)
- Servant-leadership Revisited (k. Blanchard)
- On The Path To Servant-leadership (l. Lad & D. Luechauer)
- Trust: The Invaluable Asset (j. Lowe)
- From Leadership To Citizenship (p. Block)
- Followership In A Leadership World (r. Kelley)
- Healing Leadership (j. Sturnick)
- Leading From Within (p. Palmer)
- Seeking The Soul Of Business (c. Wicker)
- Destiny And The Leader (j. Jaworski)
- Servants, Egos, And Shoeshines: A World Of Sacramental Possibility (j.
- Finding Your Voice (j. Kouzes)
- What Is Our Work?
- (m. Wheatley)
- Afterword: Understanding Robert K. Greenleaf And Servant-leadership (d.
- About The Editor And The Greenleaf Center For Servant-leadership
- Permissions And Copyrights
- Recommended Reading