Robert Greenleaf, former CEO of AT&T, coined this phrase in the 1970’s. The Greenleaf Center educates leaders in education, business and other institutions in community minded leadership. A leader serves and is served by the community. All community members can be servants and leaders. Leadership is not determined by role. Whoever wants to contribute, whoever has an idea can lead. Leaders serve by building community, committing to the growth of people, being aware, planning ahead, envisioning the future, sharing their vision. It is a sacred trust to be a caretaker, to protect the education and welfare of human beings, to lead.