"An extraordinary collection of Greenleaf's finest and most mature essays on servant-leadership, spirit, and wholeness....It is destined to become a classic." -- Max DePree, author of Leading Without Power and Leadership Is an Art
"Bob Greenleaf was the first author on leadership to emphasize that human institutions mean far more than results or success or profits. He believed that we exist in order to cooperate with others to achieve purposes beyond ourselves, for some greater collective good. These splendidly thoughtful essays elaborate on that theme....A blessing for us all. -- Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, and author of Organizing Genius
"For many who have had their lives affected by Greenleaf, [these writings] will be a promise fulfilled. For those who will be introduced to servant- leadership through these essays, the experience will be a welcoming introduction." -- Dr. John C. Burkhardt, Program Director, Leadership and Higher Education, W. K. Kellogg Foundation
"Nearly 30 years ago, Greenleaf wrote clearly and forcefully about the issues that still challenge us today. It is time to act on his visions, and this volume is a great help for stepping into the future that Greenleaf describes so eloquently." -- Margaret J. Wheatley, author of Leadership and the New Science and coauthor of A Simpler Way
"No one in the past 30 years has had a more profound impact on thinking about leadership than Robert Greenleaf." -- Peter M. Senge, author of The Fifth Discipline
From the Back Cover
Based on the seminal work of Robert K. Greenleaf, a former AT& T executive who coined the term almost thirty years ago, servant-leadership emphasizes an emerging approach to leadership-one which puts serving others, including employees, customers, and community, first.
The Power of Servant-Leadership is a collection of nine of Greenleaf's most compelling essays on servant-leadership. These essays, published together in one volume for the first time, contain many of Greenleaf's best insights into the nature and practice of servant-leadership and show his continual refinement of the servant-as-leader concept. In addition, several of the essays focus on the related issues of spirit, commitment to vision, and wholeness.