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Greenleaf, Robert K.

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Works: 114 works in 230 publications in 6 languages and 8,656 library holdings
Roles: Author, Contributor
Classifications: HM141, 303.34
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Servant leadership : a journey into the nature of legitimate power and greatness by Robert K Greenleaf( Book )

18 editions published between 1977 and 2002 in English and held by 1,966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the role of spirituality in leadership. It declares that spirituality is a part of the nature of legitimate power and greatness
On becoming a servant-leader by Robert K Greenleaf( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today's reader will find On Becoming a Servant-Leader filled with practical suggestions and useful information, such as strategies for developing effective managers and leaders and a detailed explanation of an ethic that can serve as a model for cultivating integrity. In this book, Greenleaf cites dozens of cases that exemplify the use and misuse of power in the twentieth century and he lays out tools for exercising persuasive power. In addition to its practical applications, On Becoming a Servant-Leader paints an intimate portrait of a man who was one of the twentieth century's most influential thinkers. In his own words, Greenleaf explains how his experience of working with AT & T - which he called "an adventure in spirit"--Transformed his thinking about organizations. The book concludes with a personal conversation between Robert Greenleaf and Joseph DiStefano in which Greenleaf describes the compelling influences that prepared him to develop the servant theme
The power of servant-leadership : essays by Robert K Greenleaf( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and Japanese and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of eight of Greenleaf's most compelling essays on servant-leadership ... [an] approach to leadership ... which puts serving others, including employees, customers, and community, first."--Back cover
Seeker and servant : reflections on religious leadership by Robert K Greenleaf( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visionary Robert K. Greenleaf's remarkable career as a writer, consultant, and lecturer spanned more than fifty years. In addition to his other achievements - including founding the Center for Applied Ethics, now known as the Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant-Leadership - Greenleaf's servant-leadership model has had a profound influence on contemporary spiritual leaders. Seeker and Servant demonstrates the scope of Greenleaf's influence on contemporary religious
The servant as leader by Robert K Greenleaf( Book )

16 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the characteristics and activities of servant-leaders, providing examples which show that individual efforts, inspired by vision and a servant ethic, can make a substantial difference in the quality of society. Greenleaf discusses the skills necessary to be a servant-leader, the importance of awareness, foresight and listening, and the contrasts between coercive, manipulative, and persuasive power
The servant-leader within : a transformative path by Robert K Greenleaf( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teacher as servant : a parable by Robert K Greenleaf( Book )

3 editions published between 1979 and 2002 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The institution as servant by Robert K Greenleaf( Book )

6 editions published between 1972 and 2009 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trustees as servants by Robert K Greenleaf( Book )

8 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The servant as religious leader by Robert K Greenleaf( Book )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1996 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The importance of increasing the number of religious leaders and the roles of the seminary and church are considered. Religious leadership is needed to respond to widespread alienation in all sectors of society as well as to many institutions' inability or unwillingness to serve society. The leader needs three intellectual abilities: a sense for the unknowable, readiness for the unexpected, and foresight. It is claimed that seminaries are not supplying the ideas, the means of expression, or the leadership to increase the number of religious leaders, probably because they do not have among their trustees, faculty, or administrators enough people who think in terms of how things get done in complex institutional arrangements. The primary mission of the seminary should be leading and supporting churches as influential institutions. Whereas seminaries now primarily have an academic rather than formative role, the formation of religious leaders should be the main goal. The seminary faculty need to develop and articulate a contemporary theology of what makes religious leaders and the institutions they serve strong, and churches need to nurture the growth of strong, caring, and serving persons. (Sw)
Seminary as servant : essays on trusteeship by Robert K Greenleaf( Book )

6 editions published between 1981 and 1988 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The leadership role of trustees of seminaries, the seminary as an institution, and the mission of a seminary are considered in two essays. It is suggested that seminaries have the potential to hold the prime position of supporting the churches as they foster religious concern and work to strengthen the moral basis of society. Trustees have the opportunity by questioning and persuasive leadership to encourage the seminary to: (1) evolve an adequate theology of institutions; (2) define in contemporary terms whom and what purpose the seminary can best serve; (3) determine the best curriculum and method to serve the people and purpose; (4) give effective support to churches in the full scope of their mission; and (5) become significant sources of prophetic vision. It is suggested that if a better society is to be built, the best way is to raise the performance as servant of as many institutions as possible by voluntary regenerative actions initiated within them by committed individuals (servants). Questions that should be considered in determining the seminary's mission include: whether the seminary views itself as a model for other institutions; whether critical thought is a high priority in the seminary; whether the image created by the mission statement suggests a strong contemporary institution; whether the seminary attracts students who have the potential to become influential church leaders and whether it attracts capable faculty; whether the seminary experience develops spirit; and whether the mission has power. (Sw)
Servant, retrospect & prospect by Robert K Greenleaf( Book )

6 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perspectives concerning the need for a more caring, serving society and for raising the serving capacity of institutions in society are considered. It is suggested that in the university there should be a more determined effort to develop the servant leadership potential that exists among students. Although students with athletic potential find elaborate coaching resources available, nothing explicit is done in the crucial undergraduate years to develop leadership potential. This situation might be addressed by the rare professor who independently takes an interest in this aspect of student growth. Additionally, a college president could personally offer to lead a noncredit seminar for elected student leaders. The agenda of the seminar might be discussions with invited resource people and sharing between the president and the student leaders on matters of mutual concern in their current leadership roles. Young people can be helped to accept the world and to believe that they can learn to live productively in it as it is, to make a small part of the world a little better. The potential role of seminaries and foundations in encouraging servant leaders and bringing together communities of seekers is noted. Important to receiving, communicating, and responding to liberating visions are immersion in the experiences the world offers, acceptance of people involved in these experiences and learning what motivates them, and being open to receive and act upon what inspiration offers. (Sw)
Advices to servants by Robert K Greenleaf( Book )

2 editions published between 1975 and 1991 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The leadership crisis : a message for college and university faculty by Robert K Greenleaf( Book )

2 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pu ren ling dao xue : pu ren ling dao de li lun yu shi jian by Robert K Greenleaf( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in Chinese and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spirituality as leadership by Robert K Greenleaf( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My debt to E.B. White by Robert K Greenleaf( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seminary as an institution : the work of the trustee by Robert K Greenleaf( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old age : the ultimate test of spirit -- an essay on preparation by Robert K Greenleaf( Book )

2 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mission in a seminary : a prime trustee concern by Robert K Greenleaf( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Servant leadership : a journey into the nature of legitimate power and greatness
Alternative Names
Greenleaf, Robert 1904-1990

Greenleaf, Robert K.

Robert K. Greenleaf American consultant

그린리프, 로버트 K

グリーンリーフ, ロバート・K

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On becoming a servant-leaderThe power of servant-leadership : essaysSeeker and servant : reflections on religious leadershipThe servant-leader within : a transformative path