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On Becoming a Servant Leader: The Private Writings of Robert K. Greenleaf

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Uplift Your Heart and Increase Your Effectiveness Delve into the personal writings of the grandfather of the modern empowerment movement in business leadership. In this collection of previously unpublished works, eminent writer, consultant, and lecturer Robert Greenleaf shares his personal and professional philosophy, which postulates that true leaders are those who lead b ...more
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published April 30th 1996 by Jossey-Bass
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