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Description - Practicing Servant-Leadership by Larry C. Spears

Practicing Servant-Leadership brings together a group of exceptional thinkers who offer a compendium of thought on the topic of bringing servant-leadership into the daily lives of leaders. Each contributor focuses on his or her area of expertise, exploring how servant-leadership works in the real world, using examples from a variety of organizations such as businesses, nonprofits, churches, schools, foundations, and leadership organizations. Highlights of the book's twelve essays include information on * How the idealistic vision of the servant as leader works even in the competitive world of business * Encouraging leaders to begin by looking at what they themselves want to become and then to bring this knowledge into their daily leadership * How the principles of servant-leadership can enhance our understanding and practice of philanthropy * Examining the board chairperson's especially vital role as a servant- leader * Revealing the important role that religious congregations and seminaries can play in helping to hold organizations in trust around the exercise of their power and prerogative * Exploring what leaders learn from being followers

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780787974558
ISBN-10: 0787974552
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 155mm x 22mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 4-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Larry C. Spears

Larry C. Spears is president and CEO of the Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant-Leadership. Spears is the former managing director of the Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium, a cooperative association of twelve colleges and universities in the Philadelphia area. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including On Becoming a Servant-Leader, Reflections on Leadership, and Seeker and Servant from Jossey-Bass. Michele Lawrence directs the annual international conference for the Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant-Leadership and acts as editor of the quarterly newsletter, The Servant-Leader. Together with Spears, she is coeditor of Focus on Leadership from John Wiley & Sons.

Books By Larry C. Spears

On Becoming a Servant Leader by Larry C. Spears
Paperback, July 2008
Robert K. Greenleaf by Larry C. Spears
Paperback, June 2004
Focus on Leadership by Larry C. Spears
Hardback, December 2001
Insights on Leadership by Larry C. Spears
Hardback, October 1997