UHWO Distinguished Visiting Scholar to discuss servant leadership, Oct. 27

Dr. Keith Kent

Dr. Keith Kent

The University of Hawai‘i – West O‘ahu will host a presentation by Distinguished Visiting Scholar Kent Keith this month. The nationally renowned author and President of Pacific Rim Christian University will discuss “The Meaningful Life of Servant Leadership” with UH West Oʻahu students, faculty, staff, and the community.

Dr. Kent Keith will discuss “servant leaders” as defined in Robert K. Greenleaf’s classic 1970 essay, The Servant as a Leader and elaborate on the importance of the desire to serve when leading, and the key characteristics of servant leaders.

“The Meaningful Life of Servant Leadership” presentation will happen on Oct. 27 from 3:30-4:50 p.m. at the UH West O‘ahu Classroom Building, D237. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (808) 689-2381.

Dr. Kent Keith’s presentation is made possible by the UH West O‘ahu Distinguished Visiting Scholars Program. The UH West Oʻahu Distinguished Visiting Scholars Program brings seasoned scholars and practitioners in the humanities, social sciences, and indigenous arts, traditions and cultures to UH West Oʻahu for the benefit of students, faculty, staff and the community.

Dr. Kent M. Keith is a graduate of Roosevelt High School in Honolulu and has a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, a master’s degree from Oxford University in England, a certificate in Japanese from Waseda University in Tokyo, a law degree from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, and a doctorate in higher education from the University of Southern California. He is a Rhodes Scholar.

Keith is known throughout the world as the author of The Paradoxical Commandments, first published in 1968. His book Anyway: The Paradoxical Commandments became a national bestseller in the United States, and has been translated into 17 languages. He is a passionate advocate of servant leadership, and has written a number of books and articles on the topic, including The Case for Servant Leadership; Servant Leadership in the Boardroom; and The Ethical Advantage of Servant Leadership. More than 200,000 copies of his books have been sold throughout the world. From 2007 to 2012 he served as CEO of the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership in Indiana, and from 2012 to 2015 he served as CEO of the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership (Asia) in Singapore.

Image courtesy of Kent Keith