Practicing Servant-Leadership : Succeeding Through Trust, Bravery, and Forgiveness
- Paperback | 336 pages
- 155 x 225 x 21mm | 506g
- 28 Oct 2004
- John Wiley & Sons Inc
- Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.
- New York, United States
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Practicing Servant-Leadership brings together a group ofexceptional thinkers who offer a compendium of thought on the topicof bringing servant-leadership into the daily lives of leaders.Each contributor focuses on his or her area of expertise, exploringhow servant-leadership works in the real world, using examples froma 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 evenin the competitive world of businessEncouraging leaders to begin by looking at what they themselveswant to become and then to bring this knowledge into their dailyleadershipHow the principles of servant-leadership can enhance ourunderstanding and practice of philanthropyExamining the board chairperson's especially vital role asa servant- leaderRevealing the important role that religious congregations andseminaries can play in helping to hold organizations in trustaround the exercise of their power and prerogativeExploring what leaders learn from being followers
Those new to servant-leadership will find PracticingServant-Leadership a practical guide to the model, and thosealready familiar with the model will find new practical applicationand inspiration.
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"Servant-leadership has never been more applicable to the worldof leadership than it is today."
--Ken Blanchard, author, The Heart of Leadership
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--Parker Palmer, author, The Courage to Teach
"Servant-leadership is more than a concept. As far as I'mconcerned, it is a fact. I would simply define it by saying thatany great leader, by which I also mean an ethical leader of anygroup, will see herself or himself primarily as a servant of thatgroup and will act accordingly."
--M. Scott Peck, author, The Road Less Traveled
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James A. Autry, John C. Bogle, Richard R. Broholm, John C.Burkhardt, John Carver, Don DeGraaf, Shann R. Ferch, Robert K.Greenleaf, Daniel H. Kim, Larry Neal, Larry C. Spears, David L.Specht, Colin Tilley, Wendell J. Walls, and Margaret J. Wheatley, with Foreword by Warren Bennis.
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About Larry C. Spears