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Spears, Larry C. 1955-

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Works: 38 works in 122 publications in 4 languages and 8,961 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Contributor, Author, Other, wpr
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Most widely held works by Larry C Spears
Focus on leadership : servant-leadership for the twenty-first century by Larry C Spears( )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,694 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
On becoming a servant-leader by Robert K Greenleaf( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,062 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 )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 1,042 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
Servant leadership : a journey into the nature of legitimate power and greatness by Robert K Greenleaf( Book )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 967 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."
Insights on leadership : service, stewardship, spirit, and servant-leadership by Larry C Spears( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 833 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
Reflections on leadership : how Robert K. Greenleaf's theory of Servant-leadership influenced today's top management thinkers( Book )

10 editions published in 1995 in English and German and held by 820 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
Conversations on servant-leadership : insights on human courage in life and work( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, fourteen of the world{u2019}s foremost thought leaders consider the role of leadership, love, and power in the midst of political and social upheaval.--Publisher's description
Fortuitous encounters : wisdom stories for learning and growth( )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The servant-leader within : a transformative path by Robert K Greenleaf( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Practicing servant-leadership : succeeding through trust, bravery, and forgiveness by Larry C Spears( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Top leadership thinkers come together to share their insights on one of today's most revolutionary leadership philosophies
Seeker and servant : reflections on religious leadership by Robert K Greenleaf( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 347 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 spirit of servant-leadership( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 67 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
Pu ren ling dao li by Robert K Greenleaf( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El liderazgo servicial : los mejores expertos opinan sobre el secreto para obtener grandes resultados by Kenneth H Blanchard( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in Spanish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"La única forma de generar grandes relaciones y resultados es a través del liderazgo servicial. Se trata de poner a las personas primero” del prólogo de John C Maxwell. Es fácil comprobar el impacto negativo que causan los líderes autoritarios y ególatras en cualquier sector de nuestra sociedad. Es frecuente ver cómo son capaces de arruinar una organización ellos solitos. Pero existe otra forma de liderar. El liderazgo servicial que lidera a través del servicio a la gente y no a uno mismo. En esta colección única, 44 de los más renombrados expertos, tanto teóricos como prácticos, nos hablan de su experiencia en la utilización de este tipo de liderazgo y nos dan consejos útiles para llevarlo a cabo. Editados y seleccionados por el legendario Ken Blanchard y su editora de toda la vida, Renee Broadwell, esta es la guía más omnicomprensiva sobre el tema de liderazgo." --
On becoming a servant-leader : [the private writings of Robert K. Greenleaf] by Robert K Greenleaf( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 12 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
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 faith & practice study guide by Joanne Spears( Book )

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

 
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Focus on leadership : servant-leadership for the twenty-first century
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On becoming a servant-leaderThe power of servant-leadership : essaysServant leadership : a journey into the nature of legitimate power and greatnessInsights on leadership : service, stewardship, spirit, and servant-leadershipReflections on leadership : how Robert K. Greenleaf's theory of Servant-leadership influenced today's top management thinkersThe servant-leader within : a transformative pathPracticing servant-leadership : succeeding through trust, bravery, and forgivenessSeeker and servant : reflections on religious leadership
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Spears, Larry, 1955-

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