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On Becoming a Servant Leader: The Private Writings of Robert K. Greenleaf
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 In this collection of previously unpublished works, eminent writer, consultant, and lecturer Robert Greenleaf shares his personal and professional philosophy, which postulates that true leaders are those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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I really love this guy you are sharing with me. I read the beginning of a lecture he gave at Dartmouth called Leadership and the Individual. He definitely believed in aiming to impact the world through whatever you put your hand to. He said the only reason he went to AT&T was that it was the place with the most people he could find and he didn't want to write, preach, research, advocate or legislate ... he wanted to get inside the institution and do something, become influential. He said: "I ...more
"The great opportunity is to discover in one's mature years an unrealized growth potential. Growth, not in terms of external achievement, but in the things that are important in the quiet hours when one is alone with oneself; growth in the capacity for serenity in a world of confusion and conflict, a new kind of inner stamina, a new kind of exportable resource as youthful prowess drops away....The search is the thing...The work exists for the person as much as the person exists for the work."
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“it is the ability to state a goal and reach it, through the efforts of other people, and satisfy those whose judgment one respects, under conditions of stress.”
“Some people, a lot of people, in fact, are disqualified to lead because they cannot work through and with the half-people who are available to work with them. And the parents who try to raise perfect children are certain to raise neurotics, with much greater damage possible.”More quotes…