CHAPTER 18The Servant Series

Behind what is said in The Servant as Leader is a twofold concern: first for the individual in society and the tendency to deal with the massive problems of our times too much in terms of systems, ideologies, and movements.… My second concern is for the individual as a serving person and the tendency to deny wholeness to oneself by failing to lead when one can lead, or by not choosing with discrimination when it is more appropriate to follow.1


Late in 1968, while Apollo 8 dashed to and from the moon, Robert Greenleaf was at home reworking his Dartmouth lecture notes. He had an idea, just a phrase really, but it held language that opened a window to everything in which he believed—everything. ...

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