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  • The Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership is an international nonprofit organization that serves individuals and organizations seeking to be better servant-leaders. We provide that service through a variety of programs you will find described here on our website.

    We are guided by the wisdom of our founder, Robert K. Greenleaf, who wrote The Servant As Leader and launched the modern servant leadership movement nearly 50 years ago. Both an ancient philosophy and modern practice, servant leadership enriches the lives of individuals, builds more effective organizations of all kinds and, ultimately, creates a more just and caring world.

Greenleaf Center For Servant Leadership Announces The Selection Of Patricia (Pat) Falotico As CEO

 Pat FaloticoThe board of the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership announced today the selection of Patricia (Pat) Falotico as the CEO. Falotico recently retired from IBM where she led sales, marketing, business development and operations teams at the local, national and global levels over 31 years. As IBM’s Senior Executive for Georgia, Falotico rallied IBM’s local employees, represented IBM’s interest in the business and governmental arenas and brought IBM resources to support the nonprofit community.

A true advocate for others, Falotico served on the boards of the United Way of Greater Atlanta, the Metro Atlanta Chamber, Communities in Schools of Georgia, Leadership Atlanta, Girls Incorporated and the Ron Clark Academy.   Read More….


Congratulations to Greenleaf Scholars!

The Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership is thrilled to announce the selection of four outstanding Greenleaf Scholars for 2014: Xiaoyun Cao, Nathan Klein, Eric Michel, and Armin Pircher Verdorfer. The selection committee consisted of faculty members from six different universities.

Greenleaf Scholars are chosen from among advanced graduate students and early career academics who propose to conduct research that explores the value and impact of servant leadership in a variety of settings. Congratulations to all scholars!A true advocate for others, Falotico served on the boards of the United Way of Greater Atlanta, the Metro Atlanta Chamber, Communities in Schools of Georgia, Leadership Atlanta, Girls Incorporated and the Ron Clark Academy. Read More……


Leadership Character Awards And Greenleaf Combine Forces To Recognize Georgia’s Servant Leaders

RevisedWoodcutScaleATLANTA, Georgia (June 2, 2014) – The Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership and Atlanta-based Turknett Leadership Group announced an exciting new partnership. The 11th Annual Turknett Leadership Character Awards will be presented under the auspices of the Greenleaf Center, a nonprofit [501(c)3] with international reach. This year’s awards luncheon will be held as part of the Greenleaf Center’s 24th Annual International Servant Leadership Conference at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, September 24, 2014. Nominees will be recognized, winners will be announced and Kent C. “Oz” Nelson will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for Character in Leadership at the awards luncheon. The Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership Conference, which convenes those interested in building the understanding, awareness and practice of servant leadership, is an ideal venue for recognizing individuals who represent the best in Leadership Character in Georgia. Read More……


Servant Leadership featured in Quality Progress Magazine

ASQ At Your ServiceThe November issue of ASQ‘s monthly magazine, Quality Progress, features an article about servant leadership and the Greenleaf Center’s service to ASQ’s board of directors.  Here’s an excerpt of the article, “At Your Service: Servant Leadership Culture Builds Efficient and Results-Focused Teams”:

“There are parallels between servant leadership and continuous quality improvement.  The enrichment of people is at the heart of both concepts.  And like continuous improvement, servant leadership is an unending journey.

“‘Quality is always a journey of continuous improvement, and likewise, so is servant leadership,’ [the Greenleaf Center's, Kevin] Monroe said. ‘There’s never a point where you can arrive and say, ‘Wow, we’ve reached absolute quality and we don’t have to worry about it anymore.’ Servant leadership is the continuous improvement of people.'”

If you are interested in the Greenleaf Center’s training and development programs, find out more here.  Learn more about ASQ on its website.


Servant Leadership Sessions

The Greenleaf Center’s newest feature, a monthly podcast featuring experts in servant leadership.

Our guest for this Servant Leadership Session is Garry is CEO of the WD-40 Company headquartered in San Diego, California. In the podcast Garry shares how Servant Leadership has shaped his thinking on everything. He explains why the WD40 Company organizes around tribes instead of teams, how employee engagement has reached astonishing levels, and how it’s the job of leaders at the WD40 Company to help every employee ace their performance evaluation. This podcast provides plenty of food for thought and discussion.