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Servant Leadership: A Journey into the Nature of Legitimate Power and…

by Robert K. Greenleaf

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This is a very good book on leaders as servants; doing an excellent job of delineating what that idea truly means. The terminology can be a bit challenging as he writes across institutional lines applying his concepts to business & industry, as well as educational and religious institutions. Greenleaf suggests that foundational to a successful institution is the requirement that it must be more than simply the chief administrator who has a deep commitment. He calls for the board/trustees/synod/executive committee to be comprised of highly committed individuals who are very supportive of the missional goal of the organization. He insists that the chief administrator (CEO/president/minister) should be a first among equals. But he also insists that the equals must be equally committed to make the institution successful. The book expands and offers thoughts about the ways to accomplish this. It is not an easy read – much more like a textbook than anything else, but for those who are administrator’s there are tools here that can be utilized to build the organization. ( )
  Al-G | Aug 27, 2013 |
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Twenty-five years ago Robert Greenleaf published these prophetic essays on what he coined servant leadership, a practical philosophy that replaces traditional autocratic leadership with a holistic, ethical approach. This highly influential book has been embraced by cutting edge management everywhere. Yet in these days of Enron and what VISA CEO Dee Hock calls our "era of massive institutional failure," Greenleaf's seminal work must reach the mainstream now more than ever. Servant Leadership helps leaders find their true power and moral authority to lead. It helps those served become healthier, wiser, freer, and more autonomous. This book encourages collaboration, trust, listening, and empowerment. It offers long-lasting change, not a temporary fix and extends beyond business for leaders of all types of groups.

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