The Dash

Discover Greenleaf’s Bridge Between Servant and Leader

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Discover the Dash: June 10-12, 2020

Robert K. Greenleaf did more than coin the phrase “servantleader” with the publication of his groundbreaking 1970 essay, The Servant as Leader. Greenleaf ushered in the modern servant leadership movement by using a simple ““ (dash) to connect two opposite and extremely different roles: servant and leader. Through the subtle, but very intentional dash, Greenleaf connected two nouns into a one-unit paradox to describe the future and ideal state of leadership: the servantleader.

At the International ServantLeader Summit we’ll discover how Greenleaf’s dash created a whole greater than its two parts. We’ll explore how closing the gap between servant and leader has transitioned the traditional view of leadership and opened the door for transforming generations into higher performing and healthier organizations and communities.

Discover the Dash: June 10-12, 2020

Robert K. Greenleaf did more than coin the phrase “servantleader” with the publication of his groundbreaking 1970 essay, The Servant as Leader. Greenleaf ushered in the modern servant leadership movement by using a simple ““ (dash) to connect two opposite and extremely different roles: servant and leader. Through the subtle, but very intentional dash, Greenleaf connected two nouns into a one-unit paradox to describe the future and ideal state of leadership: the servantleader.

At the International ServantLeader Summit we’ll discover how Greenleaf’s dash created a whole greater than its two parts. We’ll explore how closing the gap between servant and leader has transitioned the traditional view of leadership and opened the door for transforming generations into higher performing and healthier organizations and communities

international servant "dash" leader summit

Embody the Dash: Milwaukee-Wisconsin-USA

Aspiring and seasoned servant-leaders will gather from around the world for the 26th time at the International ServantLeader Summit to embody the dash and make visible and tangible the philosophy, practices and methods of servant leadership. The beautiful summer shores of Milwaukee, Wisconsin will be the perfect setting to learn, share, discuss, develop, examine, plan and grow the servant leadership movement personally, locally and globally.

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Celebrate the Dash: 50-Years of Servant Leadership

2020 will be a year to celebrate as we mark the 50th year since Robert Greenleaf first encouraged us in the “Servant as Leader” essay to apply ethics through servant leadership that has since sparked a global movement. The International ServantLeader Summit is set to be one of the largest gatherings of servant-leaders in history and will include festivities honoring the past, present, and future of servant leadership. It will be a celebration you won’t want to miss!

Celebrate the Dash: 50-Years of Servant Leadership

2020 will be a year to celebrate as we mark the 50th year since Robert Greenleaf first encouraged us in the “Servant as Leader” essay to apply ethics through servant leadership that has since sparked a global movement. The International ServantLeader Summit is set to be one of the largest gatherings of servant-leaders in history and will include festivities honoring the past, present, and future of servant leadership. It will be a celebration you won’t want to miss!

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Discover Your Dash: The Power to Serve

The Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership and Wisconsin Servant Leadership’s goal for this Summit is to equip and inspire servant-leaders to grow personally, enrich the lives of others, help them build better organizations, and ultimately create and foster a more loving, just and caring world. The dash gives us the power to lead through service to one-another and we are eager to welcome and serve you in Milwaukee, June 10-12, 2020!

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International Servant-Leader Summit

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