At a time of increasing concern about ethics at the top, The Serving Leader makes the case for an approach to leadership that is both more moral and more effective than the ruthless, anything-for-the-bottom-line approach that has brought disgrace—and often ruin—to many once-mighty organizations.
The Serving Leader offers a unique “action approach” to servant leadership—the popular and widely espoused concept that figures prominently in the writings of Ken Blanchard, Peter Senge, Stephen Covey, Peter Block, and many others. “Serving leaders” lead by serving others. It sounds paradoxical, but it works—and The Serving Leader details five principles you need to know to implement servant leadership in your own organization.
About the Authors
Ken Jennings, Ph.D. is a leadership coach and a senior partner at VentureWorks, where he focuses on the effective execution of strategy. He is also a faculty member at the Bethel University School of Leadership. Jennings was previously a partner at Accenture, a venture capital advisor, and a military officer. He is the coauthor of Changing Health Care: Creating Tomorrow’s Winning Health Enterprise.
John Stahl-Wert, D.Min. is president of Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation, a 25-year-old community building collaborative in Pittsburgh that has created 50 social sector and faith-based organizations. He was previously an urban pastor, and is currently a faculty member in Geneva College’s Masters of Science in Organizational Leadership.