Kent M. Keith, Editor, The Contemporary Servant as Leader (Atlanta, Georgia: The Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership, 2016). $15.00.
The Servant as Leader is Greenleaf’s classic essay, first published in 1970 and then revised and republished in 1973. This is the essay that launched the modern servant leadership movement. The essay has been read by hundreds of thousands of people, and has had a life-changing impact on many. However, some readers are not used to reading an essay like Greenleaf’s that is comparatively philosophical or abstract. For this publication, The Contemporary Servant as Leader, Dr. Keith edited the original essay to provide a streamlined, easy-to-read text. This new publication also shares the insights of servant leadership experts on the major sections of Greenleaf’s essay. Those experts are Cheryl Bachelder, Linda Belton, Pat Falotico, Don Frick, Isabel Lopez, Larry Spears, and Duane Trammell. In addition to the comments of experts, the book includes questions for individual reflection and group discussion.