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The Spears Center Mission and Key Initiatives

The Larry C. Spears Center for Servant-Leadership, Inc. is a non-profit corporation organized under the laws of the State of Indiana. In February 2008, The Spears Center is recognized as a tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. § 501(c) (3)). Charitable contributions to the Center are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Please consult your tax professional.

The Spears Center’s Mission Statement
The mission of The Larry C. Spears Center is to create a more caring and serving world through the understanding and practice of servant-leadership, and with a primary emphasis upon the books and related publications by Robert K. Greenleaf and Larry C. Spears.

The Spears Center's Key Initiatives for 2008-2011
The Spears Center seeks to fulfill its mission through its emphasis upon Servant-Leadership in relation to the following program areas and key initiatives:

Publications(Selected Books, Essays, Journals)
  • Conversations on Servant-Leadership, (Book, forthcoming in 2012)
  • Fortuitous Encounters, Paul Davis & Larry Spears (Book, forthcoming in 2011)
  • The Spirit of Servant-Leadership, Shann Ferch & Larry Spears (Book, forthcoming in 2011, Paulist Press)
  • Seekers Anonymous, Richard Leider & Larry Spears (PDF Essay, 2010, The Spears Center)
  • Within Your Reach: The Beatitudes in Business and Everyday Life, Bill Bottum; Dorothy L. Lenz, George SanFacon, Larry Spears (Book, published 2010, Lulu Publishing)
  • The Jossey-Bass Reader on Nonprofit and Public Leadership, James L. Perry Editor (Book, Larry Spears contributing author, 2010, Jossey-Bass)
  • Myers-Briggs and Servant-Leadership: Expanded Edition, Ralph Lewis, Beth Lafferty, & Larry Spears (PDF essay, published in 2010, The Spears Center)
  • The 2009 International Journal of Servant-Leadership, Shann Ferch & Larry Spears (Journal, published annually since 2005, Gonzaga University & The Spears Center)
  • The Human Treatment of Human Beings, John Donnelley (Book, published 2009, The Scanlon Foundation)
  • The Seeker’s Journey, John Izzo & Larry Spears (Essay, published in IJSL, June 2008)
  • Holistic Servant-Leadership, George SanFacon & Larry Spears (Essay, published 2008, The Spears Center)
  • Scanlon EPIC Leadership, Paul Davis & Larry Spears (Book, published 2008, The Scanlon Foundation)
  • The 2008 International Journal of Servant-Leadership, Shann Ferch & Larry Spears (Journal, published annually since 2005, Gonzaga University & The Spears Center)
Global Network
  • Servant-Leadership News (E-Newsletter, launched in May 2008, The Spears Center)
  • Nurturance of global interest and practices through publications, correspondence, and presentations
Personal Development
  • Myers-Briggs and Servant-Leadership: Expanded Edition, Ralph Lewis, Beth Lafferty, & Larry Spears (PDF, published in 2010, The Spears Center)
  • Presentations and retreats (ongoing)
  • Myers-Briggs and Servant-Leadership, Ralph Lewis & Larry Spears (Essay, published in the International Journal of Servant-Leadership, June 2008)
Events & Presentations
  • Speaking, Retreats, Consultation (ongoing)
  • Servant-Leadership Writing Retreats (ongoing)
Best Organizational Practices
  • The Human Treatment of Human Beings, John Donnelley (Book, published 2009)
Higher Education
  • Consultation: Long-term
  • International Journal of Servant-Leadership, Shann Ferch & Larry Spears (Journal, published annually since 2005)
Universal Bridge
Council of Equals Initiative
  • Within Your Reach: The Beatitudes in Business and Everyday Life, Bill Bottum; Dorothy L. Lenz, George SanFacon, Larry Spears (Book, published 2010, Lulu Publishing)
  • Greenleaf Conference Presentation: The Council of Equals, George SanFacon & Larry Spears, Atlanta, GA: 2010)
  • Holistic Servant-Leadership, George SanFacon & Larry Spears (Essay, published 2008, The Spears Center)
  • Consultations with George SanFacon (ongoing)
Scanlon Leadership
  • Collaboration with Scanlon Leadership Foundation (ongoing)
  • Scanlon EPIC Leadership, Paul Davis & Larry Spears (Book, published 2008, The Scanlon Foundation)
  • Scanlon Conference Presentation: Servant-Leadership and Scanlon, 2008
 

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