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Robert K. Greenleaf by Peter Senge, Don Frick

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CHAPTER 7Adventure in Spirit

I chose the American Telephone and Telegraph Company because it was the biggest at that time… I tried to get into a position from which I could learn about that company in depth and influence it with ideas.… I never announced my vision within the company. I probably would not have been hired in the first place or survived long if I had done so. I always tried to the best of my ability to do well the job at hand, but I also always had my own agenda, from my first day to my last.1

ROBERT K. GREENLEAF

The summer after graduation, Bob again worked at the YMCA College Camp. Professor Helming’s comments haunted him during the bright days at Lake Geneva. Something had shifted within him, something big. Nevertheless, ...

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