The Servant Leader

Author: James A. Autry
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 0307422356
Release Date: 2007-12-18
Genre: Business & Economics

A Practical Guide to Using the Principles of Servant Leadership Leadership is a calling. And servant leadership—the idea that managing with respect, honesty, love, and spirituality empowers employees—helps individuals answer that calling. Bestselling author and former Fortune 500 executive James A. Autry reveals the servant leader’s tools, a set of skills and ideals that will transform the way business is done. It helps leaders nurture the needs and goals of those who look to them for leadership. The result is a more productive, successful, and happier organization, and a more meaningful life for the leader. Autry reveals how to remain true to the servant leadership model when handling day-to-day and long-term management situations, including how to: •Provide guidance during conflict and crisis •Assure your continued growth and progress as a leader •Train managers in the principles of servant leadership •Transform a company with morale problems into a great place to work Practiced by one-third of the companies on Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list, servant leadership is a thriving philosophy. Ultimately, Autry explores how it can be a valuable, refreshing, and rewarding approach to leading others in business life.

The Servant Leader

Author: James A. Autry
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 9781400054732
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Business & Economics

A noted business expert explains the ethical ideals of "servant leadership" and how they can be applied to building business relationships of all types. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

The Servant Leader

Author: James A. Autry
Publisher: Crown Pub
ISBN: 9781400054732
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Business & Economics

A noted business expert explains the ethical ideals of "servant leadership" and how they can be applied to building business relationships of all types. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

Servant Leadership

Author: Dirk van Dierendonck
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230299184
Release Date: 2010-10-13
Genre: Business & Economics

Servant-leadership may be the answer to the current demand for a more ethical, people-centred leadership where humility, servitude and contribution are key elements. The purpose of this book is to provide an overview of current thinking and empirical research of the determinants, underlying processes and consequences of servant leadership.

Servant Leadership

Author: David Kuhnert
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781524653736
Release Date: 2016-12-08
Genre: Self-Help

Have you ever felt like you were just drifting through life without a purpose? This book will assist you in defining the purpose for your life. It will give you a structure for how life works and seven simple tools to help you better understand how to live life the way God intended you to. Living life right by using these tools results in a transformational life for you and for others. It provides opportunities to serve others. It results in servant leadership.

The World s Most Powerful Leadership Principle

Author: James C. Hunter
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 9781400080878
Release Date: 2004-06-29
Genre: Business & Economics

To lead is not to be “the boss,” the “head honcho,” or “the brass.” To lead is to serve. Although serving may imply weakness to some, conjuring up a picture of the CEO waiting on the workforce hand and foot, servant leadership is actually a robust, revolutionary idea that can have significant impact on an organization’s performance. Jim Hunter champions this hard/soft approach to leadership, which turns bosses and managers into coaches and mentors. By “hard,” Hunter means that servant leaders can be hard-nosed, even autocratic, when it comes to the basics of running the business: determining the mission (where the company is headed) and values (what the rules are that govern the journey) and setting standards and accountability. Servant leaders don’t commission a poll or take a vote when it comes to these critical fundamentals. After all, that’s what a leader’s job is, and people look to the leader to set the course and establish standards. But once that direction is provided, servant leaders turn the organizational structure upside down. They focus on giving employees everything they need to win, be it resources, time, guidance, or inspiration. Servant leaders know that providing for people and engaging hearts and minds foster a workforce that understands the benefits of striving for the greater good. The emphasis is on building authority, not power; on exerting influence, not intimidation. While many believe that servant leadership is a wonderful, inspiring idea, what’s been missing is the how-to, the specifics of implementation. Jim Hunter shows how to do the right thing for the people you lead. A servant leader or a self-serving leader: Which one are you? With Jim Hunter’s guidance, everyone has the potential to develop into a leader with character who leads with authority. From the Hardcover edition.

Practicing Servant Leadership

Author: Dirk van Dierendonck
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319756448
Release Date: 2018
Genre: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Building on the original writings of Robert K. Greenleaf, this edited collection provides new insights into servant leadership theory and broadens the conceptual framework with a developmental perspective on modern organisations. Bringing together a group of active servant leadership researchers and practitioners from around the world, this book applies Greenleaf’s original ideas to current challenges within today’s businesses. The authors explore theoretical topics such as purposefulness, compassion, personal growth and mindfulness, as well as providing practical models for implementing a servant leadership culture within organisations, with a particular focus on public administration and the health care industry.

Confessions of an Accidental Businessman

Author: James A. Autry
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1576750035
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The journalist and poet who also had a successful business career discusses the challenges of leadership

Servant Leadership

Author: Samuel O. Enyia
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 9781641387569
Release Date: 2018-08-08
Genre: Fiction

The focus of this book is on how applying the principles, practices, strategies, and strengths of servant leadership can help leaders revolutionize their leadership culture and practices to maximize performance outcomes, whose core strength is in serving others first. It prepares and equips leaders—whether at the corporate, educational, church, community, NGOs, private, public, and family context—with the complete understanding of the spectrum of the model and to show why it is a viable leadership alternative, more efficient and effective leadership model because it’s humane, value-based, moral, and relationship-driven, which yields the best outcome for the organization, employees, and followers, who are empowered, valued, and respected for their gifts, expertise, and abilities. How to incorporate this revolutionary and empowering values-based servant leadership-followership strategies to prepare and equip leaders and followers to become more efficient, effective, and successful stands at the core of this book.

Wal Mart

Author: Nelson Lichtenstein
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 9781595587466
Release Date: 2011-05-10
Genre: Business & Economics

Edited by one of the nation’s preeminent labor historians, this book marks an ambitious effort to dissect the full extent of Wal-Mart’s business operations, its social effects, and its role in the U.S. and world economy. Wal-Mart is based on a spring 2004 conference of leading historians, business analysts, sociologists, and labor leaders that immediately attracted the attention of the national media, drawing profiles in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and the New York Review of Books. Their contributions are adapted here for a general audience. At the end of the nineteenth century the Pennsylvania Railroad declared itself “the standard of the world.” In more recent years, IBM and then Microsoft seemed the template for a new, global information economy. But at the dawn of the twenty-first century, Wal-Mart has overtaken all rivals as the world-transforming economic institution of our time. Presented in an accessible format and extensively illustrated with charts and graphs, Wal-Mart examines such topics as the giant retailer’s managerial culture, revolutionary use of technological innovation, and controversial pay and promotional practices to provide the most complete guide yet available to America’s largest company.

Creating Magic

Author: Lee Cockerell
Publisher: Broadway Business
ISBN: 9780385523868
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics

Drawing on the concepts and principles taught at the Disney Institute, a former Disney executive introduces a series of strategies designed to promote "magic" within any organization, enhanced by real-life anecdotes and sound business advice.

Love and Profit

Author: James A. Autry
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780380717491
Release Date: 1992-09-01
Genre: Business & Economics

In business, it is no longer necessary to sacrifice integrity and peace of mind in favor of profits. Successful Fortune 500 executive James A. Autry effectively explodes the myth that "nice guys finish last" in what is perhaps the most practical, honest and humane management book ever written -- an indispensable handbook that explores every aspect of the fine art of creative and caring leadership. A unique primer for business in the '90s, Love and Profit offers clear, direct and compassionate guidance, dealing situation by situation with the most difficult decisions every manager must inevitably face -- from motivating high achievers to letting nonproductive employees go. A rare and innovative work, it will enable you to manage brilliantly and profitably during the day ... and sleep well at night.

Servant Leadership

Author: Robert K. Greenleaf
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809105540
Release Date: 2002-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Twenty-five years ago Robert Greenleaf published these prophetic essays on what he coined servant leadership, a practical philosophy that replaces traditional autocratic leadership with a holistic, ethical approach. This highly influential book has been embraced by cutting edge management everywhere. Yet in these days of Enron and what VISA CEO Dee Hock calls our "era of massive institutional failure," Greenleaf's seminal work must reach the mainstream now more than ever.Servant Leadership--?helps leaders find their true power and moral authority to lead.?helps those served become healthier, wiser, freer, and more autonomous.?encourages collaboration, trust, listening, and empowerment.?offers long-lasting change, not a temporary fix.?extends beyond business for leaders of all types of groups.

Servant Leadership in Action

Author: Ken Blanchard
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 9781523093984
Release Date: 2018-03-06
Genre: Business & Economics

“The only way to create great relationships and results is through servant leadership. It's all about putting other people first.” – from the foreword by John Maxwell We've all seen the negative impact of self-serving leaders in every sector of our society. Not infrequently, they end up bringing down their entire organization. But there is another way: servant leadership. Servant leaders lead by serving their people, not by exalting themselves. This collection features forty-four renowned servant leadership experts and practitioners—prominent business executives, bestselling authors, and respected spiritual leaders—who offer advice and tools for implementing this proven, but for some still radical, leadership model. Edited by legendary business author and lifelong servant leader Ken Blanchard and his longtime editor Renee Broadwell, this is the most comprehensive and wide-ranging guide ever published for what is, in every sense, a better way to lead.

The Servant leader Within

Author: Robert K. Greenleaf
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809142194
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Business & Economics

A guide to ethical and empowering leadership for teachers and trainers in every field. In this inspirational and practical book are gathered some of the classic works of visionary management consultant and educator Robert K. Greenleaf. This volume includes his definitive work on developing servant-leadership in a university, Teacher as Servant. Along with that parable are two of his essays, "Life's Choices and Markers, " and the original version of "The Servant as Leader, " written for a student audience. Each provides a different but complementary perspective on servant-leadership and its relationship to the art of teaching and the act of learning. For this edition, the editors have added commentary to make the parable and essays even more useful to those interested in the teaching and practice of servant-leadership.