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Dr. Kent M. Keith: Author

Kent M Keith

Over the past forty-five years, Dr. Keith has published articles for newspapers, magazines, and professional journals; poetry; conference papers; and ten books.

Dr. Keith's first book was a student leadership manual, The Silent Revolution: Dynamic Leadership in the Student Council, published by Harvard Student Agencies in 1968, when he was 19, a sophomore at Harvard. This is the book for which he wrote the Paradoxical Commandments. A revised edition was published by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) in 1972. Approximately 30,000 copies of the two editions of the booklet were sold or distributed throughout the United States between 1968 and the mid-seventies.

In 1969, Dr. Keith wrote another student leadership booklet, The Silent Majority: The Problem of Apathy and the Student Council, which was used in workshops and then published by NASSP in 1972. This book urged students to reach out to their fellow students and link up with their interests and needs, so that the student council can fulfill its noblest purpose: people helping people. New editions of The Silent Revolution and The Silent Majority were published by Terrace Press in 2003 and 2004.

In 1997, Dr. Keith learned that Mother Teresa had put a copy of the Paradoxical Commandments up on the wall of her children’s home in Calcutta. This inspired him to write his national bestselling book, Anyway: The Paradoxical Commandments, which was published in 2002. The book is an introduction to the Paradoxical Commandments, including some of the events in Dr. Keith's early life that shaped the creation of the commandments in the sixties. The book has been translated and published in 17 different languages. His narration of Anyway: The Paradoxical Commandments won a national "Audie" award from the Audio Publishers Association as the best audiobook of 2003 in the personal development/motivational category.

Dr. Keith continued to explore the Paradoxical Commandments in three subsequent books. Do It Anyway: The Handbook for Finding Personal Meaning and Deep Happiness in a Crazy World was published in 2003, Jesus Did It Anyway: The Paradoxical Commandments for Christians was published in 2005, and Have Faith Anyway: The Vision of Habakkuk for Our Times was published in 2008.

In 2003, Dr. Keith created "The Universal Moral Code" while writing about morality and ethics. The code is featured in his book Morality and Morale: A Business Tale, published in 2012. Dr. Keith believes that living a moral life is energizing and meaningful, as well as being the key to long-term personal and organizational success.

For the past twenty-five years, Dr. Keith has been a passionate advocate for servant leadership. His publications on the topic include The Case for Servant Leadership (2008/revised in 2012); Servant Leadership in the Boardroom: Fulfilling the Public Trust (2011); Questions and Answers about Servant Leadership (2012); The Ethical Advantage of Servant Leadership: Guiding Principles for Organizational Success (2013); The Christian Leader at Work: Serving by Leading (2015); and The Contemporary Servant as Leader (Editor, 2016).

Books by Dr. Kent M. Keith

Anyway: The Paradoxical Commandments
Anyway: The Paradoxical Commandments
Do It Anyway: The Handbook for Finding Personal Meaning and Deep Happiness in a Crazy World
Do It Anyway: The Handbook for Finding Personal Meaning and Deep Happiness in a Crazy World
Jesus Did It Anyway: The Paradoxical Commandments for Christians
Jesus Did It Anyway: The Paradoxical Commandments for Christians
 
Have Faith Anyway: The Vision of Habakkuk
Have Faith Anyway: The Vision of Habakkuk
Morality and Morale: A Business Tale
Morality and Morale: A Business Tale
The Case for Servant Leadership
The Case for Servant Leadership
 
Servant Leadership in the Boardroom: Fulfilling the Public Trust
Servant Leadership in the Boardroom: Fulfilling the Public Trust
The Silent Revolution: Dynamic Leadership in the Student Council
The Silent Revolution: Dynamic Leadership in the Student Council
The Silent Majority: The Problem of Apathy and the Student Council
The Silent Majority: The Problem of Apathy and the Student Council
 
Questions and Answers about Servant Leadership
Questions and Answers about Servant Leadership
The Ethical Advantage of Servant Leadership:  Guiding Principles for Organizational Success
The Ethical Advantage of Servant Leadership: Guiding Principles for Organizational Success
The Christian Leader at Work
The Christian Leader at Work: Serving by Leading
 
Questions and Answers about Servant Leadership
The Contemporary Servant as Leader
 
 

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