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

Various Notes Regarding Peter Drucker, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In these handwritten documents, Pollard outlines some of the main lessons he has learned from his decades-long friendship with noted management theorist Peter Drucker.


Speech On The Tides Of Life, C. William Pollard Aug 2017

Speech On The Tides Of Life, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

For Pollard, the development of people is the key to a future made uncertain by rapid socio-economic change. Proper development, however, is predicated on upholding ServiceMaster's primary objective of honoring God.


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.


Leadership (Chattanooga, Tn), C. William Pollard Jul 2016

Leadership (Chattanooga, Tn), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

This is the text of a speech Pollard delivered via video to the 10 Project Video Conference at Covenant College (Chattanooga, TN). In it he addresses the topic of leadership, focusing especially on the need for servant leaders.


Leadership Transition And Long Term Ministry Sustainability, C. William Pollard Oct 2015

Leadership Transition And Long Term Ministry Sustainability, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Speaking to the Thornton Educational Fund Board of Directors, Pollard reflects upon what he considers the fundamentals of servant leadership and considers lessons he has learned from participating in several leadership transitions.


Outline For Talk To Delta One Group, C. William Pollard Sep 2015

Outline For Talk To Delta One Group, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

This document is a brief outline of a talk Pollard gave at the 2016 Delta Group Meeting in Nashville, TN. In it Pollard covers everything from business growth to the relationship between leadership and belief.

In the original documents, Pollard attached Brian Oxley's poem "Life's Tracks" to the outline. It can be found here: http://oxvisionmedia.com/index.php?p=blog/lifes-tracks


Outline For Talk To Delta One Group, C. William Pollard Apr 2015

Outline For Talk To Delta One Group, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

This document served as an outline of a speech Pollard gave to ServiceMaster's Delta One Group in which he discussed the relationship between change and leadership.


The Global Marketplace, C. William Pollard Apr 2015

The Global Marketplace, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

This document serves as an outline for a speech Pollard gave at Fuller Theological Seminary's De Free Leadership Center (Pasadena, CA). It indicates that the speech centered around three themes: globalization, vocation, and leadership.


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.


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.


The Soul Of The Movement (Long Version), C. William Pollard, Al Erisman Oct 2014

The Soul Of The Movement (Long Version), C. William Pollard, Al Erisman

C. William Pollard Papers

In this speech at the 2014 Faith at Work Summit (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary - Boston, MA), Pollard contends that people represent the only thing of eternal value in the global marketplace. In light of this, he argues that Christians must be service-oriented ambassadors for Christ in the corporate world.

Included at the end of the speech is an email from one of the summit's conveners, Al Erisman, and Pollard's handwritten notes.


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.


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.


The Awesome Responsibility Of Leadership (Romania), C. William Pollard Oct 2013

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

C. William Pollard Papers

In remarks delivered at Romania's Emanuel University in October 2013, Pollard considers the need for servant leadership, which he argues can never be divorced from faith and must be oriented to the production of spiritual as well as monetary capital.


Principles Of Governance, C. William Pollard Oct 2013

Principles Of Governance, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Speaking at Romania's Emanuel University, Pollard reflects on what it takes to be a successful board of trustees. In particular, he notes that in order to effectively set the moral tone of the organization the board must understand itself as a steward of what is in fact God's property.


Awesome Responsibility Of Leadership (Newport, Va), C. William Pollard Sep 2013

Awesome Responsibility Of Leadership (Newport, Va), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Speaking at Christopher Newport University (Newport, VA), Pollard outlines his vision of leadership, arguing that the exercise of true leadership can never be divorced from questions of faith. This is because leadership is fundamentally about character development. When exercised in a servant-like manner it has the ability to create an organization that is as much a moral community as it is a profit-oriented institution.


Redemptive Leadership, C. William Pollard Apr 2011

Redemptive Leadership, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary hosted its "Salting the Workplace - How?" seminar in 2011. For his speech at the workshop, Pollard chose the topic of redemptive leadership, which he understands as being fundamentally concerned with the development of the human person. This type of leadership can never be divorced from the ultimate questions, i.e. those pertaining to God and faith.


The Awesome Responsibility Of Leadership (Grand Rapids, Mi), C. William Pollard Jun 2010

The Awesome Responsibility Of Leadership (Grand Rapids, Mi), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Speaking at the Acton Institute (Grand Rapids, MI), Pollard contends that leadership must be person-centered and oriented to cultivating a "moral community for the development of human character."


The Awesome Responsibility Of Leadership (St. David's, Pa), C. William Pollard May 2010

The Awesome Responsibility Of Leadership (St. David's, Pa), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this speech to the PhD students at Eastern University (St. David's, PA), Pollard contends that leadership must be person-centered and oriented to cultivating a "moral community for the development of human character."


The Awesome Responsibility Of Leadership (Darien, Ct), C. William Pollard May 2010

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

C. William Pollard Papers

In a speech sponsored by the New Canaan Society (Darien, CT), Pollard contends that leadership must be person-centered and oriented to cultivating a "moral community for the development of human character."


Responsible Leadership - An Ethic Of Right Behavior, C. William Pollard Nov 2009

Responsible Leadership - An Ethic Of Right Behavior, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

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Learning Important Lessons Of Life And Work From Peter Drucker, C. William Pollard Aug 2009

Learning Important Lessons Of Life And Work From Peter Drucker, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this essay, Pollard reflects upon key lessons he has learned from management theorist Peter Drucker.


Ethical Leadership, C. William Pollard Jan 2009

Ethical Leadership, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Pollard based this speech on an afterword he had written for Scott A. Quatro and Ronald R. Sims, Eds., Executive Ethics: Ethical Dilemmas and Challenges for the C-Suite (Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2008). In it Pollard contends that businesses can be moral communities if leaders understand themselves as moral entities, dedicated to the well-being of their employees.


Timeless Values In Turbulent Times (Bentonville, Ar), C. William Pollard Sep 2007

Timeless Values In Turbulent Times (Bentonville, Ar), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Delivered at Wal-Mart headquarters in Bentonville, AR, this speech focuses on the importance of cultivating values and developing character in corporate institutions. Pollard pays special attention to the role of leaders in the formation of businesses as moral communities.


The Journey Of Life, C. William Pollard Aug 2007

The Journey Of Life, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Speaking at Emmaus College's (Dubuque, IA) 2007 convocation, Pollard urges the students to understand their vocation -- whatever it may be -- as a way of actualizing their commitment to Christ in everyday life.


Leading With Timeless Values In Turbulent Times (East Lansing, Mi), C. William Pollard Jun 2007

Leading With Timeless Values In Turbulent Times (East Lansing, Mi), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Speaking at the 2007 Michigan Prayer Breakfast, Pollard argues that leadership requires certain moral and spiritual assets in order to be truly successful.


Leading With Timeless Values In Turbulent Times (Toronto), C. William Pollard Feb 2007

Leading With Timeless Values In Turbulent Times (Toronto), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this speech, Pollard asks whether institutions such as Worldvision 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.


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.





Open For Business (Long Version), C. William Pollard Jan 2007

Open For Business (Long Version), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Reflecting on his own experience bridging the gulf between business and faith while serving as Chairman of ServiceMaster, in this lecture Pollard encourages students at Covenant College to go forth into their future vocations confident that they will be able to integrate faith and work in whatever arena they are called to serve in.