Knockout Narratives Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | December 8, 2014

    Marina Warner: IMG How Is Fantasy Different from Fairy Tale?



    Fairy tale is a country of the mind where there are many inhabitants stretching back into deep time, and we're like people before Babel, we speak a... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$35.00
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
25 Remote Warehouse Christianity- Pastoral Ministry and Church Leadership

Other titles in the Jossey-Bass US Non-Franchise Leadership series:

Seeker and Servant: Reflections on Religious Leadership

by

Seeker and Servant: Reflections on Religious Leadership Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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.

Jossey-Bass Publishers presents Seeker and Servant, a collection of original essays that expand on Greenleaf's servant-leadership theme. This collection offers thought-provoking ideas on how religious institutions and individuals can serve in a more caring way by applying the ideas and ideals of Greenleaf's servant-leadership vision — a model in which Greenleaf describes true leaders as those who lead by serving others, empowering them to reach their full potential.

Seeker and Servant demonstrates the scope of Greenleaf's influence on contemporary religious leadership. These insightful essays examine Greenleaf's core belief that churches should be the most useful change agents in our society, and they explore how seminaries could play a vital role in energizing church leadership. The book details the importance of the development of personal spirituality and how an individual's spirituality is related to becoming a servant-leader within a religious institution. The essays also offer reflections and recommendations on the issue of giving and receiving gifts of money and ask that the larger questions of giving — rather than simply to whom and how much to give — should be of paramount consideration. In the afterword, three colleagues who worked closely with Greenleaf share their recollections, which paint a very personal portrait of Greenleaf, the man, and a professional picture of Greenleaf, the institution watchman.

Synopsis:

This collection of original essays expands on visionary Robert K. Greenleaf's servant-leadership theme. It offers thought-provoking ideas on how religious institutions and individuals can serve in a more caring way by applying the ideas and ideals of Greenleaf's servant-leadership vision.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 341-347) and index.

About the Author

ANNE T. FRAKER is a project associate with the Robert K. Greenleaf Archives. LARRY C. SPEARS is executive director of the Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant-Leadership and editor of Reflections on Leadership (1995).

Table of Contents

Part One: Nurturing the Sprit: 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

Part Two: 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

Part Three: Seminary, Church, Foundation: Reflections on Religious Institutions

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-City Church as Servant to Its Community

A Servant-Led Society

Part Four: 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 Indian Experience: What It Suggests About Giving

Giving and Receiving Gifts of Money

Is It More Blessed to Give Than to Receive?

Afterword

Product Details

ISBN:
9780787902292
Editor:
Spears, Larry C.
Editor:
Fraker, Anne T.
Author:
Fraker
Author:
Spears, Larry C.
Author:
Greenleaf
Author:
Greenleaf, Robert K.
Author:
Fraker, Anne T.
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
Leadership
Subject:
Management
Subject:
Christianity
Subject:
Christian leadership
Subject:
Leadership -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Subject:
Management - General
Subject:
Nonprofit Organizations & Charities
Subject:
Christianity-Pastoral Ministry and Church Leadership
Subject:
Nonprofit organizations
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series:
J-B US non-Franchise Leadership
Series Volume:
157
Publication Date:
April 1996
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
364
Dimensions:
244.5 x 162 x 28.9 mm 18 oz

Other books you might like

  1. Creating a Life Worth Living
    Used Trade Paper $5.95
  2. Reflections on Leadership: How... Used Hardcover $4.95
  3. Bill Gates Speaks: Insight from the... New Trade Paper $20.95
  4. Earth Honoring: The New Male Sexuality Used Trade Paper $1.00
  5. Mentoring: The Tao of Giving and... Used Hardcover $7.95
  6. Choirs of the god :revisioning... Used Trade Paper $1.75

Related Subjects

Business » Human Resource Management
Business » Management
Religion » Christianity » Pastoral Ministry and Church Leadership

Seeker and Servant: Reflections on Religious Leadership New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$35.00 In Stock
Product details 364 pages Jossey-Bass - English 9780787902292 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This collection of original essays expands on visionary Robert K. Greenleaf's servant-leadership theme. It offers thought-provoking ideas on how religious institutions and individuals can serve in a more caring way by applying the ideas and ideals of Greenleaf's servant-leadership vision.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.