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Seeker and servant : reflections on religious leadership

Author: Robert K Greenleaf; Anne T Fraker; Larry C Spears
Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Visionary Robert K. Greenleaf's remarkable career as a writer, consultant, and lecturer spanned more than fifty years. In addition to his other achievements - including founding the Center for Applied Ethics, now known as the Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant-Leadership - Greenleaf's servant-leadership model has had a profound influence on contemporary spiritual leaders. Seeker and Servant demonstrates the
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Greenleaf, Robert K.
Seeker and servant.
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, ©1996
(OCoLC)603735991
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert K Greenleaf; Anne T Fraker; Larry C Spears
ISBN: 0787902292 9780787902292
OCLC Number: 34029316
Description: xix, 359 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Nurturing the spirit : the challenges of religious leadership. Religious leaders as seekers and servants --
The servant as nurturer of the human spirit --
Spirituality as leadership --
The servant as gradualist --
Types of leaders --
An opportunity for a powerful new religious influence --
pt. 2. Leaders as inspirited persons. The collapse of civilization : a fantasy --
Reflections on spirit --
Seeing things whole --
Images of great spirits --
Pope John XXIII : nurturer of spirits --
Talking and listening --
Being who you are --
pt. 3. Seminaries, churches, and foundations : partners in spirit. Fable --
Religious leadership for these times --
Theology : a concern for the conditions under which the human spirit flowers --
The need for a theology of institutions --
The seminary as institution --
A new role for seminaries --
Critical thought and seminary leadership --
The trustee chairperson : nurturer of the human spirit --
Toward a gentle revolution --
Ministry to the strong --
The inner church as servant to its community --
A servant-led society. pt. 4. Toward the caring community : reflections on seeking, giving, and receiving. The search and the seeker --
On being a seeker in the late twentieth century --
Lost knowledge --
A lifeline of ideas --
Our experience in India : what it suggests about giving --
Giving and receiving gifts of money --
Is it more blessed to give than to receive?
Responsibility: Anne T. Fraker, Larry C. Spears, editors ; foreword by Parker J. Palmer.
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This text presents essays by Robert Greenleaf that reflect his interest and concern for society, its religious institutions, and ways to guide people to gradual change through "servant-leadership".  Read more...

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