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Research Project / Management As A Liberal Art / The Virtue Of Profit, C. William Pollard, Peter F. Drucker Sep 2008

Research Project / Management As A Liberal Art / The Virtue Of Profit, C. William Pollard, Peter F. Drucker

C. William Pollard Papers

In this memo sent to his grandson, Pollard provides a summary of the concept of "Management as a Liberal Art" in addition to a letter from Peter Drucker and several documents with Drucker quotations. The latter are taking from the following sources:

Drucker, P. (1942) The Freedom of Industrial Man. Virginia Quarterly Review 18 (4),481-499. The citation comes from pp. 482-483.

Drucker, P.F. (1988). Teaching the Work of Management. New Management 6 (2), 2-5. The citation comes from p. 5. Drucker, P.F. (1989). The New Realities: In government and politics, in economics and business, in society and ...


Faith In The Workplace, C. William Pollard Jul 2008

Faith In The Workplace, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Speaking at the Samaritan Interfaith Focus on Faith Breakfast (Cress Creek Country Club - Naperville, IL), Pollard addresses the question of faith in the workplace. In particular, he posits that servant leadership is the primary means by which one actualizes religious faith in everyday life.


What Is Your Business? (Chicago), C. William Pollard Jun 2008

What Is Your Business? (Chicago), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this speech at the 2008 Chicago Executive Forum Breakfast (Naperville, IL), Pollard posits that Christian businesses (i.e., corporations in which, among other things, managers see themselves as servant leaders) should understand profit as a means for the development of human character.



The Virtue Of Profit (Washington, D.C.), C. William Pollard Jun 2008

The Virtue Of Profit (Washington, D.C.), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Speaking at the 2008 PathNorth June Gathering (Washington, D.C.), Pollard contends that profit can be considered virtuous when it allows servant leaders to invest in employees, thereby contributing to the moral and spiritual formation of human beings.


A Sacramental Viewing Of 'Atonement': The Movie, Vaughan S. Roberts May 2008

A Sacramental Viewing Of 'Atonement': The Movie, Vaughan S. Roberts

Vaughan S Roberts

The movie version of Ian McEwan’s novel Atonement, directed by Joe Wright, raises interesting questions about implicit sacraments in films. This presentation explores how the film of Atonement develops and introduces Christian themes into the storyline and the way in which this might reflect more widely upon the place of Christianity in a secular world. A version was written up for the journal Implicit Religion and can be found here https://www.equinoxpub.com/journals/index.php/IR/article/view/6300


The Seeking And Knowing Of Truth, C. William Pollard May 2008

The Seeking And Knowing Of Truth, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this address to the graduating students of Aurora University (Aurora, IL), Pollard draws upon his time as CEO of ServiceMaster in order to explain how seeking after truth is the proper foundation of any vocation.




Reflections For The Herman Miller Board, C. William Pollard Jan 2008

Reflections For The Herman Miller Board, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this speech -- delivered at a Herman Miller Board Meeting in Buffalo Grove, IL -- Pollard reflects on what he has learned as a board member, noting in particular how the company was founded on a holistic view of the human person and the idea that the business leader is only a steward of God's property.