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Management as Liberal Art

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Various Handwritten Notes Regarding Peter Drucker, C. William Pollard Aug 2017

Various Handwritten Notes Regarding Peter Drucker, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

These handwritten notes contain various thoughts and reflections concerning Peter Drucker's influence on Pollard.


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.


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.


Management As A Liberal Art: A Response To The Challenges Of Our Age, C. William Pollard Mar 2014

Management As A Liberal Art: A Response To The Challenges Of Our Age, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In these notes from the IPA Session in New York, Pollard outlines the main contours of Peter Drucker's theory of management as a liberal art.


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.


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.


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.


Notes From A Herman Miller Company Board Meeting, C. William Pollard Apr 2008

Notes From A Herman Miller Company Board Meeting, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

These handwritten notes -- mainly including material concerning the topic of responsible leadership -- provide Pollard's perspective on a 2008 Herman Miller Company board meeting.


Congressional Testimony - Education And Workforce Committee - House Of Representatives, C. William Pollard Jun 1998

Congressional Testimony - Education And Workforce Committee - House Of Representatives, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Testifying before the US House of Representative's Education and Workforce Committee, Pollard speaks of ServiceMaster's people-driven mission as well as of the primary issues facing the American worker at the close of the twentieth century.


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 Gift Of Change, C. William Pollard Jan 1993

The Gift Of Change, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Delivered at ServiceMaster's Award of Excellence event in January 1993, Pollard here considers how the organization might understand the monumental changes of the early 1990s as gifts while simultaneously remaining committed to its core principles of honoring God and developing people.


Speech At Drucker Education Seminar, C. William Pollard Nov 1991

Speech At Drucker Education Seminar, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this speech at the 1991 Drucker Education Seminar in Claremont, CA, Pollard focuses primarily on the importance of cultivating business leaders who are committed to the success and well-being of their employees.