Servant Leadership and CBLR at Lawrence

Servant leadership is leadership that focuses on meeting the highest-priority needs of others rather than on the accumulation and exercise of power by the leader. Though servant leaders have existed throughout human history, it was with the publication in 1970 of Robert K. Greenleaf's The Servant as Leader, that servant leadership became an influential and explicit theory of leadership. 

At Lawrence, the Office of Community-Based Learning and Research (CBLR) has sought to reflect the principles of servant leadership in its work.  When planning and implementing CBLR, we seek to enact a caring approach toward the communities that we learn from and with, and in doing so to meet some of the high-priority needs of others. 

For more about servant leadership, visit the Robert K Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership.

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