Heart of Houston: Lessons in Servant Leadership

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The Heart of Houston includes an introduction by Dr. Stephen L. Klineberg, Rice University sociology professor and co-director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research about the ways Houston exemplifies this philosophy. Twenty essays come from every sector: business, commerce, education, medicine”and many more. They include religious leaders like Rabbi Samuel Karff, Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Beth Israel and faculty member at the McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics at the University of Texas Medical School; civic and literacy champions like former first lady of Houston, Andrea White; and other Houstonians whose impact emanates from their service to others. Leading by example, they have helped Houston preserve a strong sense of community, philanthropy, and positive energy as it has grown from a small Southern town to a thriving, international metropolis. They exemplify the idea that the world is not about I or you but the togetherness of we.

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Laurence Larry Payne has more than thirty years of experience in public service, education, and not-for-profit leadership. He has served as president and CEO of Houston Habitat for Humanity and as chairman of the Education Foundation of Harris County. He has held positions in city, state, and congressional government, including stints as district director for Congressmen Mickey Leland and Chris Bell, deputy city controller under former Houston Controller George Grenias, and director of Houston City Council's agenda under former Houston Mayor Kathy Whitmire. He has received the Knights of St. Peter Claver Justice award—a national honor—for outstanding community service.

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