Lawrence event puts servant leadership in spotlight
The principles of servant leadership and how they can be used to build a more just, caring and sustainable world are the focus of a Lawrence University presentation at 7 p.m. Monday, April 25 in the Warch Campus Center.
Kent Keith, a speaker and author who seeks to help people find personal meaning in a crazy world, will present “The Case for Servant Leadership.” Keith is the chief executive officer of the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership in Westfield, Ind. The non-profit organization promotes the awareness, understanding and practice of servant leadership by individuals and organizations.
The term “servant leadership” was coined by Robert Greenleaf in his 1970 paperback “The Servant as Leader,” in which he argued that the most effective leaders wish to serve rather than command and control.
A graduate of Harvard University and Rhodes Scholar, Keith is the former president of Chaminade University in Honolulu and the author of the Paradoxical Commandments, which was first published in a booklet for student leaders. He has since published four books related to the commandments, including “Do It Anyway: The Handbook for Finding Personal Meaning and Deep Happiness in a Crazy World.”