Robert K. Greenleaf was the creator of the modern trend to empower employees; he also coined the term servant-leadership. He was a top executive in management research, development, and education and AT&T, as well as a visiting lecturer at MIT's Sloan School of Management and Harvard Business School. He also taught at Dartmouth College and the University of Virginia. Upon his retirement from AT&T, he founded the Center for Applied Ethics, which eventually became the Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant-Leadership, located in Indianapolis. Greenleaf died in 1990 at the age of 86.
Dr. Mitchell Kusy has 25 years experience in leadership and organization development. He is a full professor in the Ph.D. program, Leadership & Change, Antioch University and a distinguished visiting professor at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Internationally, he has consulted in more than 15 countries and recently received the international honor of being selected a Fulbright Scholar in international organization development. Previously, Mitch was a full professor in the master's and doctoral program in organization development at the University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, where he taught for 17 years. Before entering academia, Mitch worked in industry and directed the leadership development area at American Express Financial Advisors and Health Partners. Dr. Scott J. Allen is an assistant professor of management at John Carroll University, where he teaches leadership and management skills. In 2005, Scott developed the Center for Leader Development (www.centerforleaderdevelopment.com), a blog that explores the study and practice of leadership development. Scott is the co-author of Emotionally Intelligent Leadership: A Guide for College Students. He is also a contributing author of the book Leadership: The Key Concepts (Routledge, 2007).