Larry Spears '78 Publishes The Spirit of Servant-Leadership

Larry Spears '78 Publishes The Spirit of Servant-Leadership

April 26, 2011

94946April 26, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — Larry C. Spears, a 1978 graduate of DePauw University, is co-editor of The Spirit of Servant-Leadership. In the book, published by Paulist Press, Spears and Shann Ray Ferch "present an elegant and powerful approach to the nature of the leader-follower dynamic, with a specific focus on many of the most radical, life-affirming, and transformative facets of the servant-leader," according to a synopsis.

"The staunchest of all advocates of servant-leadership has done it again," states Barbara Kellerman, James MacGregor Burns Lecturer in Leadership at Harvard's Kennedy School.  "Larry Spears, this time in collaboration with Shann Ferch, has edited a collection of writings that drills deep down into the seminal work of Robert Greenleaf.  The theories that underlie servant-leadership and the practices that transform them into collective collaborations are all explored here with integrity, intelligence, and yes, with inspiration."

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Spears is president and CEO of the Indianapolis-based 83126Larry C. Spears Center for Servant-Leadership, Inc., founded in 2008. He served for 17 years (1990-2007) as president and CEO of the Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant-Leadership. He has authored more than 10 other  books on servant-leadership, including the bestseller Insights on Leadership.

An English (literature) major at DePauw, he received a Community Leadership Award from his alma mater in 2008.

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