Robert K. Greenleaf was born in Terre Haute, Indiana back in 1904. He attended Rose Polytechnic school before transferring to Carleton College in Minnesota. He graduated with a math degree. He worked for AT&T for 38 years, taking his retirement in 1964.
During his time at AT&T he participated in its first management training program. He was the originator of the world’s first corporate assessment center for the promotion of the first females and Blacks to non-menial positions. After his retirement in 1964 he founded the Center for Applied Ethics. For the next 25 years he served as a consultant to MIT, the American Foundation for Management Research and the Lily Endowment. He died in 1990.
What you may not know about Robert is that he was the founder of the modern Servant Leadership movement. The philosophy is to have the leader serve, the leader shares power, puts the needs of the employees first and helps them develop and perform as highly as possible. Much like or firm founded by Joshua Harley.
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