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  • Greenleaf Scholar Awards 2015

    The Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership is sponsoring up to five awards for pre-tenured faculty, early career practitioners, and advanced graduate students in any discipline who engage in research that explores servant leadership. Applications from outside of the United States are welcome; all application materials and final research by those chosen as Greenleaf Scholars must be completed in English. The National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good at the University of Michigan will administer the program. An designated committee will consider quantitative and qualitative proposals of high merit separately, and invites early career scholars to send their best work for consideration. To apply for this program and for more information, CLICK HERE!

A Message from Our CEO

Pat Falotico

I returned from a fulfilling trip to San Diego, having participated in the Servant Leadership Institute’s Servant Leadership Annual Conference (*) early Thursday morning only to find daffodils in bloom in my front yard.  The harbinger of spring was a welcomed sight.  After this winter, I look forward to Spring with great anticipation and hope.

Hope is transformative.   It allows us to dream, aspire, to believe.  It is required when we set off on a journey to a place we’ve longed to visit.  How do these words make you feel: hope, dream, aspire, believe, longing?  I feel optimistic because hope unlocks possibilities.

In the business world we are often told that “hope is not a strategy”.  That is true.  We must have a solid strategy to achieve our goal.  The goal, however, was formed by hope.  The strategy must also be fueled by hope. How else can we maintain the energy needed to succeed?

The Servant-leader dreams the goal and sets a direction.  The Servant-leader guides others on the uncertain and possibly dangerous journey to the destination.  The Servant-leader keeps a sustaining hope alive.

With the beginning of Spring, what do you hope for?

(*) For my reflections on the SLI conference, please review my tweets @patfalotico or @greenleafcenter

In the spirit,
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