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About the Author

During his career, Dr. Kent M. Keith has been an attorney, state government official, high tech park developer, YMCA executive, and president of two private universities. He first read Robert Greenleaf’s essay, The Servant as Leader, in 1989. Since then, he has been passionate about servant leadership, seeking to learn about it, apply it, and teach others about it. 

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Keith served as CEO of the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership in the United States from 2007 to 2012 and then the CEO of the Greenleaf Centre for Servant Leadership (Asia) in Singapore from 2012 to 2015. He is the author of many books and articles about servant leadership, and has given hundreds of speeches, conference presentations, and workshops on servant leadership, not only in the United States and Singapore, but also in the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Iceland, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, South Africa, and Kenya. 


Dr. Keith earned a B.A. in American Government from Harvard University, an M.A. in Philosophy and Politics from Oxford University, a Certificate in Japanese from Waseda University in Tokyo, a J.D. from the University of Hawaii, and an Ed.D. from the University of Southern California. He is a Rhodes Scholar. More information about Dr. Keith is available at

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