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The Soul Of Our Work (Article), C. William Pollard Feb 2016

The Soul Of Our Work (Article), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this article based on a speech delivered at the Faith at Work Summit, Pollard speaks of how Christians can be "ambassadors for Christ" in their work by adopting people-focused leadership strategies.


The Tides Of Life (Chicago), C. William Pollard Dec 2014

The Tides Of Life (Chicago), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

This speech was originally delivered at a Moody Business Network Luncheon, part of a series of such luncheons organized by The Moody Church in Chicago. In it Pollard posits that servant leadership -- while not always explicitly Christian -- is oftentimes the primary way one actualizes Christian values in the workplace.


The Quest For The Entrepreneurial Spirit, C. William Pollard Oct 2014

The Quest For The Entrepreneurial Spirit, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Drawing from his years of experience leading The ServiceMaster Company, Pollard outlines for the Entrepreneurial Leader's Organization (ELO) Conference (Vancouver, B.C.) the main tenets of what he considers the entrepreneurial spirit.


Faith, Spirituality, And Sustainability, C. William Pollard Nov 2011

Faith, Spirituality, And Sustainability, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

This speech was delivered at the University of Arkansas's Tyson Center for Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace (Fayetteville, AR). In it Pollard considers the 2008 financial crisis, which he believes requires business leaders to adopt new models of leadership and new ways of educating future managers. Such measures will ensure that corporate firms will always consider profit alongside the more significant goal of forming moral character.


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.


Etched In Stone, Engraved On The Heart (Palos Heights, Il), C. William Pollard Oct 2006

Etched In Stone, Engraved On The Heart (Palos Heights, Il), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Speaking at a meeting of the Trinity Business Network, Pollard considers how contemporary business leaders might integrate faith and work while also serving their families and building businesses oriented to a "greater purpose."


Etched In Stone, Engraved On The Heart (Arlington, Tx), C. William Pollard Sep 2006

Etched In Stone, Engraved On The Heart (Arlington, Tx), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this speech at the 2006 C12 Leader's Conference (Arlington, TX), Pollard considers how contemporary business leaders might integrate faith and work while also serving their families and building businesses oriented to a "greater purpose."


Leadership In Turbulent Times (Jackson, Tn), C. William Pollard Apr 2006

Leadership In Turbulent Times (Jackson, Tn), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Speaking at Union University (Jackson, TN), Pollard contends that the turbulent years in which we live require moral leadership oriented to cultivating purpose in people's lives.


Leadership In Turbulent Times (Seattle), C. William Pollard Apr 2006

Leadership In Turbulent Times (Seattle), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Speaking at Seattle Pacific University, Pollard contends that the turbulent years in which we live require moral leadership oriented to cultivating purpose in people's lives.


Leadership In Turbulent Times (Kansas City, Mo), C. William Pollard Nov 2005

Leadership In Turbulent Times (Kansas City, Mo), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Addressing the members of the Workplace Coalition of Kansas City, Pollard contends that the turbulent years in which we live require moral leadership oriented to cultivating purpose in people's lives.


Etched In Stone, Engraved On The Heart (Rogers, Ar - Short Version), C. William Pollard Sep 2005

Etched In Stone, Engraved On The Heart (Rogers, Ar - Short Version), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this shorter version of a speech delivered at the Soderquist Center/Promise Keeper's 2005 CEO Summit on Purposeful Leadership, Pollard considers how contemporary business leaders might integrate faith and work while also serving their families and building businesses oriented to a "greater purpose."


Etched In Stone, Engraved On The Heart (Rogers, Ar - Long Version), C. William Pollard Jun 2005

Etched In Stone, Engraved On The Heart (Rogers, Ar - Long Version), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this longer version of a speech delivered at the Soderquist Center/Promise Keeper's 2005 CEO Summit on Purposeful Leadership, Pollard considers how contemporary business leaders might integrate faith and work while also serving their families and building businesses oriented to a "greater purpose."


The Ethics Of Responsible Leadership And The Practice Of Right Behavior, C. William Pollard Nov 2002

The Ethics Of Responsible Leadership And The Practice Of Right Behavior, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this speech at Cornell University's Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies (CAHRS), Pollard considers the conference's theme of restoring trust by focusing primarily on how wealth creation must be coupled with a leadership structure committed to the good of both employees and customers.


Bridging The Gulf (New Haven, Ct), C. William Pollard May 1998

Bridging The Gulf (New Haven, Ct), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Delivered at the Yale Berkeley Seminar (hosted by Berkeley Divinity School at Yale) in New Haven, CT, this speech asks how Christians might bridge the gulf between work and faith (or God and profit). Pollard posits that the link between the two is to be found in people, all of whom are made in the image of God. In this framework, the corporate firm may be construed as an institution of moral formation.


A Philosophy Of Life And Work, C. William Pollard Feb 1998

A Philosophy Of Life And Work, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

This speech -- delivered at the Wharton School of Business's (University of Pennsylvania) 1998 Zweig Executive Dinner Series -- outlines the rapid socio-economic changes prevalent at the end of the 20th century. In light of these, Pollard asks whether the corporation can be oriented to both maximizing profit and forming the moral character of those it employs.


The Soul Of The Firm As It Moves To The 21st Century, C. William Pollard Mar 1996

The Soul Of The Firm As It Moves To The 21st Century, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In an address delivered at the 50th Annual Indiana University Business Conference (Indianapolis, IN), Pollard contends that the "soul" of any corporate firm is its people. In light of this, he goes on to argue that corporate success depends upon managers who commit themselves to a vision of leadership defined by service to both employees and customers.