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“Anybody could lead perfect people – if there were any” (Wisdom from Robert Greenleaf, Servant Leadership)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Robert Greenleaf, Servant Leadership ————— The tension is [.]. And for something great to happen, there must be a great dream. Behind every great achievement is a dreamer of great dreams. Much more than a dreamer is required to bring it to reality; but the dream must be there first.

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Are You Improving Upon the Silence?

Next Level Blog

It’s from Robert Greenleaf in his book, Servant Leadership , where he wrote, “The most difficult question to ask oneself is, ‘Does what I have to say improve upon the silence?’” One of the most powerful quotes I’ve ever read has stuck with me for years. The fact of the matter is that a lot of people in leadership roles talk too much.

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Are Servant Leaders Obsolete?

Lead Change Blog

The current public personas of people whom we would title “leaders” are a far cry from the model Robert Greenleaf developed during his 40 years with American Telephone and Telegraph (now AT&T). In 1964 he took an early retirement to found the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership. institutions was not working. Before the U.S.

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The Servant-Leadership Times They are a Changin

Modern Servant Leader

Well, the times they are a changin … The Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership has announced their new headquarters will be located in Northern New Jersey, within Seton Hall University. Undoubtedly, this move offers many benefits for both Seton Hall and the Greenleaf Center. That was two decades ago.

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To Connect, be a Servant Leader

Michael Lee Stallard

By the way, Howard Behar went on to become the chairman of the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership.). After spectacular growth in North America, Schultz made Behar the first president of Starbucks International and Behar led Starbuck’s international expansion. To learn more, read Howard Behar’s great book, It’s Not About the Coffee. (By

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A Quote for the Day, from Servant Leadership by Robert Greenleaf

First Friday Book Synopsis

{My blogging will be intermittent for a few days — we will have family with us for the holidays. After yesterday’s ghastly event in Connecticut, I will be glad to see my grown sons and our granddaughters…} So, here’s a quote for the day from Servant Leadership: A Journey into the Nature of Legitimate Power and [.].

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Servant Leadership Observer – October 2011

Modern Servant Leader

The Greenleaf Center has announced their first of three virtual certificate courses will begin in January. I had the good fortune to hear Pryor at the Greenleaf conference a couple years ago and highly recommend her. Greenleaf Center: Greenleaf Academy’s Course, Foundations of Servant Leadership, to Start in January.

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