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Spears, Larry C. 1955-

Overview
Works: 29 works in 98 publications in 3 languages and 8,159 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Contributor, Author, Other
Classifications: HM141, 303.34
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Larry C Spears
On becoming a servant-leader by Robert K Greenleaf( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 1,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Becoming a Servant-Leader, a collection of previously unpublished work by Greenleaf, demonstrates his personal and professional philosophy, which postulates that true leaders are those who lead by serving others. Spanning a time frame of more than fifty years, this collection includes original essays focused on the key issues - power, ethics, management, organizations, and servanthood - that are reflective of the evolution of Greenleaf's remarkable career. The book also presents "Leadership and the Individual," a series of lectures that Greenleaf delivered at Dartmouth College. In addition, the book contains the complete manuscript of Greenleaf's previously unpublished book "The Ethic of Strength."
The power of servant-leadership : essays by Robert K Greenleaf( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 868 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
Reflections on leadership : how Robert K. Greenleaf's theory of Servant-leadership influenced today's top management thinkers( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and German and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the twenty-five years since Robert K. Greenleaf first articulated his vision of "servant-leadership," the world has seen a steady expansion in the influence of the man and his ideas. Hailed as the "grandfather" of the modern empowerment movement in business leadership, Greenleaf described true leaders as those who lead by serving others - empowering them to reach their full potential. He saw the ideal leader as one who transforms and integrates an organization; a steward with a commitment to the growth of people and the building of a community
Insights on leadership : service, stewardship, spirit, and servant-leadership by Larry C Spears( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this sequel to ... Reflections on leadership, many of today's most respected business thinkers share their insights into key aspects of Robert Greenleaf's revolutionary thinking."--Jacket
Servant leadership : a journey into the nature of legitimate power and greatness by Robert K Greenleaf( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the publication of Servant Leadership in 1977, a new paradigm of management entered the boardrooms and corporate offices of America. Robert K. Greenleaf, a retired AT & T executive, proposed that service ought to be the distinguishing characteristic of leadership. Not only would it create better, stronger companies, he said, but business leaders themselves "would find greater joy in their lives if they raised the servant aspect of their leadership and built more serving institutions." In the quarter century since these ideas were first articulated, the notion of servant leadership has gained ever more disciples in business schools, among executives, in government and in public and private institutions. Greenleaf was among the first to analyze the qualities of leaders and followers--and the necessity for leaders to be attentive to the needs of others. In this respect the leader becomes a follower. Such a leader, said Greenleaf, constantly inquires whether "other people's highest priority needs are being served. Do those served grow as persons? Do they, while being served, become healthier, wiser, freer, more autonomous, more likely themselves to become servants?" The true leader is also a seeker--alert to new possibilities, open, listening and ready for whatever develops. True leadership, then, is an inner quality as much as an exercise of authority. The present volume originated as essays and talks treating servant leadership as a general principle and the way it has been lived by particular people. Sections of the book deal with leadership in education, in foundations, in churches, in bureaucracies, and with the role of the United States as a world leader. It closes with a spiritual reflection on Robert Frost's poem "Directive". The reflection, in Greenland's words, is "partly an acknowledgment of [Frost's] influence on me and partly a sharing with those who are the search for what I have now come to see as servant leadership, and who, sooner or later and in their own way, come to grips with who they are and where they are on the journey."
Focus on leadership : servant-leadership for the twenty-first century by Larry C Spears( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Seeker and servant : reflections on religious leadership by Robert K Greenleaf( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leadership. These insightful essays examine Greenleaf's core belief that churches should be the most useful change agents in our society, and they explore how seminaries could play a vital role in energizing church leadership. The book details the importance of the development of personal spirituality and how an individual's spirituality is related to becoming a servant-leader within a religious institution. The essays also offer reflections and recommendations on the
Practicing servant-leadership : succeeding through trust, bravery, and forgiveness by Larry C Spears( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Top leadership thinkers come together to share their insights on one of today's most revolutionary leadership philosophies
The servant-leader within : a transformative path by Robert K Greenleaf( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spirit of servant-leadership( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Servant Leadership Prinzipien dienender Führung in Unternehmen( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in German and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fortuitous encounters : wisdom stories for learning and growth( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Servant-leadership and philanthropic institutions by John Burkhardt( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love and work : a conversation with James Autry by James A Autry( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversation held on October 20, 2000 among Larry Spears, CEO of Greenleaf Center for Servant-Leadership, John Noble, Director of the Greenleaf Centre UK, and James Autry in Des Moines, Iowa
The servant-leader : from hero to host : an interview with Margaret Wheatley by Margaret J Wheatley( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interview conducted on November 15, 2001 by Larry C. Spears, CEO of the Greenleaf Center for Servant-Leadership and John Noble, Director of the Greenleaf Centre-United Kingdom
International conference on servant-leadership : keynote address by Warren G Bennis( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warren Bennis delivers the keynote address to the 2002 International Conference on servant leadership. The presentation is followed by a question and answer session on the topic with the Greenleaf Center's president and ceo Larry Spears
Friendly Bible study by Joanne Spears( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friendly faith & practice study guide by Joanne Spears( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Servant leadership : Prinzipien dienender Unternehmensführung by Leonhard J Schnorrenberg( )

2 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wie ein Unternehmer die "Dienende Führung" siehtFühren und Dienen - Vom "homo oeconomicus" zum "homo oeconomicus integralis"; Was die Philosophie von Ubuntu für Servant Leadership bedeutet; Ein Freund auf Spurensuche: Was Peter Drucker zu Servant Leadership sagen würde; "Die Mächtigen lassen sich Wohltäter nennen." - Führen und Dienen im Lukasevangelium; IV. Reflexionen über Servant Leadership; Dem Wesen "Dienender Führung" auf der Spur; KARL GAMPER im Dialog mit LEONHARD J. SCHNORRENBERG. Ein schöpferischer Dialog - Wirtschaft in NeuLand und Dienende Führung zwischen Vision und Wirklichkeit
 
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On becoming a servant-leader
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Spears, Larry, 1955-

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The power of servant-leadership : essaysReflections on leadership : how Robert K. Greenleaf's theory of Servant-leadership influenced today's top management thinkersInsights on leadership : service, stewardship, spirit, and servant-leadershipServant leadership : a journey into the nature of legitimate power and greatnessFocus on leadership : servant-leadership for the twenty-first centurySeeker and servant : reflections on religious leadershipPracticing servant-leadership : succeeding through trust, bravery, and forgivenessThe servant-leader within : a transformative pathThe spirit of servant-leadership