Conversations on Servant-Leadership

Insights on Human Courage in Life and Work

Edited by Shann Ray Ferch, Larry C. Spears, Mary McFarland, and Michael R. Carey

Subjects: Leadership Studies, Business Administration, Management, Communication
Paperback : 9781438455082, 290 pages, March 2015
Hardcover : 9781438455075, 290 pages, March 2015

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Table of contents

What Others Say About Understanding Servant-Leadership
Preface: The Road from Darkness to Light
Shann Ray Ferch
Introduction to Servant-Leadership
Larry C. Spears
1. James A. Autry
Interviewed by Larry C. Spears and John Noble
2. Michael R. Carey
Interviewed by Mary McFarland

3. John Carver
Interviewed by Larry C. Spears

4. Larry C. Spears
Interviewed by Shann Ray Ferch and Peter Tormey

5. Margaret Wheatley
Interviewed by Larry C. Spears and John Noble

6. Ann McGee-Cooper
Interviewed by Michael R. Carey

7. Ken Blanchard
Interviewed by Larry C. Spears and Shann Ray Ferch

8. Mary McFarland
Interviewed by Michael R. Carey
9. Raymond Reyes
Interviewed by Michael R. Carey

10. George Zimmer
Interviewed by Michael R. Carey
11. Corazon Aquino
Interviewed by Shann Ray Ferch
12. Shann Ray Ferch
Interviewed by Larry C. Spears
13. Frances Hesselbein
Interviewed by Mary McFarland
14. Parker J. Palmer
Interviewed by Michael R. Carey, Mike Poutiatine, and Shann Ray Ferch
About the Editors
Recommended Readings
Other Books and Other Writings by the Editors
Index

Some of the world’s foremost thought leaders consider the role of leadership, love, and power in the midst of political and social upheaval.

Description

In a world where organizations and leaders face conflicts and complexity at an alarming rate, where human cruelty sometimes dominates kindness in individuals and families, and where nations hover in the shadow of moral and financial collapse, how do we find courage to forge a strong and enduring path into the future? In this book, fourteen of the world's foremost thought leaders consider the role of leadership, love, and power in the midst of political and social upheaval. Included are interviews with former president of the Philippines Corazon Aquino; servant-leaders Margaret Wheatley, Ken Blanchard, George Zimmer, and James Autry; and others. They engage the significant leadership questions of our time and reveal an uncommon and life-affirming path toward families, organizations, and nations imbued with generosity and meaning.

Shann Ray Ferch is Professor of Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University and author of Forgiveness and Power in the Age of Atrocity: Servant-Leadership as a Way of Life. He is also the editor of the International Journal of Servant-Leadership. Larry C. Spears is CEO of the Spears Center for Servant-Leadership. His many books include The Spirit of Servant-Leadership, coedited with Ferch. Mary McFarland is Director of Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins.

Reviews

"There have been so many books and articles written on servant-leadership, sometimes it's hard to know where to turn. Finally a book that is a composite of the greatest thinkers and advocates of the concept has been written. Reading this book will give you a very complete view of servant-leadership and will help you to bring it to life in your organization. " — Howard Behar, President (retired), Starbucks International