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On Becoming a Servant Leader
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Foreword by Peter F. Drucker. THE ETHIC OF STRENGTH: MANUSCRIPT FOR A BOOK. 1. Something to Hope For. 2. A Concept of Strength. 3. The Search. 4. The Requirements of Responsibility. 5. Openness to Knowledge. 6. The Practice of Openness. 7. The Future Is Now. 8. Entheos and Growth. 9. Purpose and Laughter. 10. A Dream. ESSAYS ON POWER, MANAGEMENT, AND ORGANIZATIONS. Business, Ethics, and Manipulation. Coercion, Manipulation, and Persuasion: Reflections on a Strategy for Change. Power in the Executive Office. Lessons on Power. Building the Ethic of Strength in Business. Industry's Means for Personality Adjustment. Behavioral Research: A Factor in Tomorrow's Better Management. The Operator Versus the Conceptualizer: An Issue of Management Talents. The Managerial Mind. Growing Greatness in Managers. My Work at AT&T: An Adventure in Spirit. Manager, Administrator, Statesman. The Making of a Distinguished Institution. Retirement Communities. LEADERSHIP AND THE INDIVIDUAL: THE DARTMOUTH LECTURES. The Crisis of Leadership. The Strategies of a Leader. Leadership and the Unknown. Leadership and Foresight. The Individual as Leader. IN PERSON WITH ROBERT K. GREENLEAF. A Conversation with Robert K. Greenleaf.

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DON M. FRICK is an associate editor of the Greenleaf Archives Project. LARRY C. SPEARS is executive director of the Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant-Leadership and editor of Reflections on Leadership (1995).

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This is one of two collections of writings (with Seeker and Servant, Jossey-Bass, 1996) by former AT&T chief Greenleaf published posthumously under the auspices of the Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership in Indianapolis. Greenleaf has written extensively on "servant leadership" dealing with the uses, legitimacy, and requisite ethical constraints of power in daily life. These writings comprise a significant portion of Greenleaf's nonspiritual work. The first section, intended for young people, examines the "Ethic of Strength," while the essays on aspects of power, management, and organizations in the second section examine the practice of leadership. The book closes with a conversation with Greenleaf on the development of his thought, which has deeply influenced today's management writers. In a work of such scope, there are overlaps of coverage and points where the author's recommendations go beyond logical conclusions, but on the whole this is well worth the effort to explore it. A fine book that needs to be in academic, public, and corporate libraries.‘Littleton M. Maxwell, Univ. of Richmond, Va.

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