June 16, 2014—The search for a new Chief Executive Officer for the Greenleaf Center is underway. A four-member Search Committee, chaired by Trustee Joe Patrnchak, is working closely with Sterling Martin Associates, a national retained search firm. The search is expected to take approximately three months, and interested candidates are invited to send resumes to A copy of the position description may be found by clicking here. Steve Stoughton has been named by the Board of Trustees to serve as Interim CEO.

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 Vandorfer. 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! 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 New York Times bestselling author, Jay Baer. In this conversation, we explore the concepts of Servant Leadership applied to the field of marketing and how that turns marketing upside down as Jay described in his book, Youtility. While Youtility may not be a textbook on Servant Leadership, servant-leader concepts certainly permeate the book. Listen in and enjoy the conversation.