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As a student of servant leadership, I’d had the pleasure of reading a number of books on the subject, several while taking the Key Practices of Servant Leadership course through the Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership in Atlanta, Georgia.

Here are a few of my favorite:

The Servant as Leader by Robert K. Greenleaf – Published in 1970, Greenleaf’s original work on the subject is still the go-to classic.

Seven Pillars of Servant Leadership by James W. Sipe & Don M. Frick – This book takes a deep dive into seven facets of servant leadership, providing thought provoking examples as well as concrete ideas.

Start With Humility by Merwyn A. Hayes and Michael D. Comer – The inherent strength in humility is often overlooked. This book will help you see and understand it.

The Journey to the East by Herman Hesse – This book was the inspiration for Greenleaf’s original work.