While serving as an executive at AT&T for most of his
career, Robert Greenleaf began to practice and experiment with a theory
of leadership that contradicted the predominant concepts of leadership
championed in society during the twentieth century. Greenleaf proposed
and equipped a couple generations according to a lateral structure of
servant-leadership. He claimed that servant-based leadership, even in the business-world, was more
effective and successful in achieving the aims of an institution than the commonly implemented vertically tiered model.
His book, Servant Leadership, was ground breaking when it was published in 1977. And it still is today… [more…]