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The Tides Of Life (Convene Ceo Summit), C. William Pollard Apr 2016

The Tides Of Life (Convene Ceo Summit), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Delivered at the Convene CEO Summit, this speech asks how Christian business leaders might apply their faith in work settings. In particular, Pollard notes that servant leadership -- while not always overtly Christian -- is oftentimes the primary means of actualizing Christian values in the corporate firm.


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 Soul Of Our Work (Speech), C. William Pollard Feb 2015

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

C. William Pollard Papers

In this edited version of 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.


To Lead Like Jesus - An Awesome Responsibility, C. William Pollard Oct 2014

To Lead Like Jesus - An Awesome Responsibility, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this address at the Lead Like Jesus Summit (Four Seasons at Las Colinas - Dallas, TX), Pollard reflects on how he worked to apply the way of Jesus while leading a Fortune 500 company.


Business As A Calling / Profit As A Virtue, C. William Pollard May 2014

Business As A Calling / Profit As A Virtue, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

This speech was delivered at a Symposium on Corporations, Capitalism, and Christianity sponsored by The Center for Lifelong Learning at Windsor Park Retirement Community in Carol Stream, IL. In it Pollard considers the integration of business and faith, focusing primarily on how leaders must cultivate the humanity of their employees while simultaneously maximizing profit.


The Awesome Responsibility Of Leadership (Chicago), C. William Pollard Dec 2013

The Awesome Responsibility Of Leadership (Chicago), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this address at the University of Chicago's Booth Graduate School of Business, Pollard reflects on the need for servant leadership among corporate managers. Such leadership, he contends, will be rooted in faith and oriented to the holistic development of those the organization employs.


Management As A Liberal Art (Seattle), C. William Pollard Aug 2013

Management As A Liberal Art (Seattle), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In these opening remarks recorded for a fall seminar at Seattle Pacific University, Pollard outlines Peter Drucker's theory of management as a liberal art and details the ways in which it was implemented in the ServiceMaster organization. He also notes why such a vision is important for contemporary management education.


The Virtue Of Profit (California), C. William Pollard Dec 2012

The Virtue Of Profit (California), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

This particular version of the "Virtue of Profit" speech was prepared by Pollard for a meeting with a Chinese business associate. In it he 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.




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.


Serving Two Masters? Reflections On God And Profit, C. William Pollard Oct 2011

Serving Two Masters? Reflections On God And Profit, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this public lecture at Ambrose University (Calgary, Canada), 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.



The Virtue Of Profit (Boston), C. William Pollard Apr 2011

The Virtue Of Profit (Boston), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Speaking at a ministry conference hosted by Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Boston, MA), 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.


Management As A Liberal Art (China), C. William Pollard Aug 2010

Management As A Liberal Art (China), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Delivered during a business trip to China, this speech outlines Pollard's vision -- adopted from noted theorist Peter Drucker -- of management as a liberal art. In particular, he focuses on how corporate leadership cannot be oriented to simply utilitarian goals but must also consider the whole person physical, spiritual, and moral being.


What Is Your Business? (China), C. William Pollard Aug 2010

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

C. William Pollard Papers

Speaking during a 2010 trip to China, Pollard reflects on Peter Drucker's influence on his own life and thought, noting in particular Drucker's emphasis on the business leader's duty to understand employees in a holistic manner, that is, as capable of being enriched by their work.


The Virtue Of Profit (Seattle), C. William Pollard Feb 2010

The Virtue Of Profit (Seattle), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this speech at Seattle Pacific University, 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.


The Virtue Of Profit (Wheaton, Il - Second Revision), C. William Pollard Jun 2009

The Virtue Of Profit (Wheaton, Il - Second Revision), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this second revision of a speech delivered at Wheaton College's Hastert Center (now the Center for Economy, Government, and Public Policy), 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.


The Virtue Of Profit (Wheaton, Il - First Revision), C. William Pollard May 2009

The Virtue Of Profit (Wheaton, Il - First Revision), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this speech -- a revised version of one delivered at Wheaton College's Center for Economics, Government, and Public Policy -- 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.



The Virtue Of Profit (Mclean, Va), C. William Pollard Feb 2009

The Virtue Of Profit (Mclean, Va), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this speech delivered to the Workforce Ministry Group of McLean Presbyterian Church (McLean, VA), 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.


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.


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.


Leadership In Turbulent Times (Indianapolis), C. William Pollard Jan 2007

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

C. William Pollard Papers

Whereas many Christians consider business a "necessary evil," in this address at the Christian Bookseller's Association Advance 2007 meeting (Indianapolis, IN) Pollard argues that profit can be virtuous, especially if corporate managers set the tone by considering themselves the servants of those they lead.





Leading With Timeless Values In Turbulent Times (Oak Brook, Il), C. William Pollard Dec 2006

Leading With Timeless Values In Turbulent Times (Oak Brook, Il), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this speech at the Executives Breakfast Club of Oak Brook, IL, Pollard asks whether businesses can uphold "timeless values" in a pluralistic society. He goes on to contend that they can if only managers see themselves as being moral as well as corporate leaders.


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."