Quaker Resources: Leadership

Leadership Among Friends

Print resources available from the FGC Quaker bookstore, quakerbooks.org, organized by topic.


The March 2008 issue of Spark and the January 2014 issue had the theme of Leadership. You can read those articles by going to our website:

Philadellphia Yearly Meeting:

See also several articles on Leadership in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting's newsletter PYM Today, available online at http://www.pym.org/publications/pym-today/summer-2011/

Earlham School of Religion:

Earlham School of Religion has a leadership program and a website dedicated to Quaker leadership. Check out: http://www.ldr.esr.earlham.edu/home

Books & pamphlets (available from quakerbooks.org):

  • An Inner Strength: Quakers and Leadership, Kathy Hyzy, ed.; $15.
  • Abraham Lincoln: Lessons in Spiritual Leadership, Elton Trueblood; $14.99.
  • Authority, Leadership and Concern: A Study in Motive and Administration in Quaker Relief Work, Roger Wilson; Swarthmore Lecture 1949; $15.
  • An Inner Strength: Quakers and Leadership, Kathy Hyzy, ed.; $15.
  • Leadership Among Friends, Ron McDonald; Pendle Hill Pamphlet #320; $6.50.
  • Leadership and Authority in the Religious Society of Friends, Arthur Larrabee;2007 Walton Lecture; $5.
  • Leading Quakers: Discipleship as a Friends Model, Jennifer Isbell; $7.95.
  • Powerful Beyond Measure: The Legacy of Quaker Leadership in the 21st Century, George Lakey; downloadable ePub; $4.
  • Servant Leadership: A Journey into the Nature of Legitimate Power and Greatness, Robert Greenleaf; $22.95.
  • Soul at Work: Spiritual Leadership in Organizations, Margaret Benefiel; $21.
  • The Spirit-led Organization: Toward an Agapeic and Virtuous Corporate Ethic, Sandi Smith; $14.99.
  • Sustaining Our Spirits: Women Leaders Thriving for Today and Tomorrow, Darlyne Bailey, Kelly McNally Koney, Mary Ellen McNish, Ruthmary Powers, and Katrina Uhly; $15.
  • Fellowships, Conferences and Associations: The Limits of the Liberal Quaker Reinvention of Meeting Polity, Elizabeth Cazden; $4.