C. William 'Bill' Pollard is Chairman of Fairwyn Investment Company, a private investment firm, and for over a twenty-five year period, Bill participated in the leadership of The ServiceMaster Company serving not once but twice as its Chief Executive Officer.  Bill has also served as a director of several public companies and a number of charitable, religious, and educational organizations, including Wheaton College and the Billy Graham Evangelical Association.  He is the author of several books including the best seller The Soul of the Firm and his most recent book The Tides of Life.  A native of the Chicago area, Bill and his wife, Judy, have been married for over 57 years and have been blessed with four children, fifteen grandchildren, and one great-grandchild

The collection includes speeches given by Bill Pollard on topics related to work and faith including: ethics; profit; mission and values; leadership; vocation; and management. Types of materials include speech scripts, handwritten notes, and articles.

View all the digitized papers below by year, or browse by the following seven categories assigned by Pollard:

  1. Ethics/Knowing What is Right and Doing It
  2. Business as a Calling
  3. The Virtue of Profit
  4. The Awesome Responsibility of Leadership
  5. Mission as an Organizing Principle/The Value of Values
  6. The Role of the Firm as a Moral Community
  7. Management as a Liberal Art

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Submissions from 2017

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Do You Know What You Believe and Why You Believe It?, C. William Pollard

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Handwritten Notes Regarding Peter Drucker Lessons, C. William Pollard

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Management as a Liberal Art (Summary), C. William Pollard

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Some Ethical Principles for a Follower of Jesus Christ Seeking to Lead in the Marketplace, C. William Pollard

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Speech on the Tides of Life, C. William Pollard

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The Role and Importance of Profit, C. William Pollard

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The Theory of the Firm, C. William Pollard

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The Web, C. William Pollard

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Various Handwritten Notes Regarding Peter Drucker, C. William Pollard

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Various Notes Regarding Peter Drucker, C. William Pollard

Submissions from 2016

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CCCU Recognition, C. William Pollard

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Leadership (Chattanooga, TN), C. William Pollard

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Lessons of Life, C. William Pollard

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Speech at Second Faith at Work Summit, C. William Pollard

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Speech at the New Canaan Society, C. William Pollard

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The Soul of Our Work (Article), C. William Pollard

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The Tides of Life (Convene CEO Summit), C. William Pollard

Submissions from 2015

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Business as a Calling of God (Irvine, CA), C. William Pollard

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Leadership Transition and Long Term Ministry Sustainability, C. William Pollard

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Outline for Talk to Delta One Group, C. William Pollard

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Outline for Talk to Delta One Group, C. William Pollard

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The Global Marketplace, C. William Pollard

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The Priority of Life, C. William Pollard

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The Soul of our Work (Speech), C. William Pollard

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The Truth of God's Way, C. William Pollard

Submissions from 2014

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Business as a Calling, C. William Pollard

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Business as a Calling of God (Dallas), C. William Pollard

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Business as a Calling / Profit as a Virtue, C. William Pollard

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Management as a Liberal Art: A Response to the Challenges of Our Age, C. William Pollard

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Outline for InterAct and Other Talks and Teaching Lessons - Outline of The Tides of Life Chapters 1, 2, and 3, C. William Pollard

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Outline for InterAct and Other Talks and Teaching Lessons - Outline of The Tides of Life Chapters 4, 5, and 6, C. William Pollard

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Outline for InterAct and Other Talks and Teaching Lessons - Outline of The Tides of Life Chapters 7, 8, and 9, C. William Pollard

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The Quest for the Entrepreneurial Spirit, C. William Pollard

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The Soul of the Movement (Short Version), C. William Pollard

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The Tides of Life (Chicago), C. William Pollard

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To Lead Like Jesus - An Awesome Responsibility, C. William Pollard

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The Soul of the Movement (Long Version), C. William Pollard and Al Erisman

Submissions from 2013

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Awesome Responsibility of Leadership (Newport, VA), C. William Pollard

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Management as a Liberal Art (Seattle), C. William Pollard

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Principles of Governance, C. William Pollard

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The Awesome Responsibility of Leadership (Chicago), C. William Pollard

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The Awesome Responsibility of Leadership (Romania), C. William Pollard

Submissions from 2012

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Examples of Calling and Work, C. William Pollard

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The Virtue of Profit (California), C. William Pollard

Submissions from 2011

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Born to See; Meant to Look, C. William Pollard

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Business as a Calling of God (Boston), C. William Pollard

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Business as a Calling of God (La Quinta, CA), C. William Pollard

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Business as a Calling of God (Wheaton, IL), C. William Pollard

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Business as a Calling / The Journey of Life, C. William Pollard

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Faith, Spirituality, and Sustainability, C. William Pollard

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Investors, Not Donors, C. William Pollard

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Redemptive Leadership, C. William Pollard

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Serving Two Masters? Reflections on God and Profit, C. William Pollard

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The Virtue of Profit (Boston), C. William Pollard

Submissions from 2010

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Business as a Calling of God (China), C. William Pollard

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Business as a Calling of God (Seattle), C. William Pollard

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Management as a Liberal Art (China), C. William Pollard

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The Awesome Responsibility of Leadership (Darien, CT), C. William Pollard

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The Awesome Responsibility of Leadership (Grand Rapids, MI), C. William Pollard

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The Awesome Responsibility of Leadership (St. David's, PA), C. William Pollard

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The Virtue of Profit (Seattle), C. William Pollard

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What is Your Business? (China), C. William Pollard

Submissions from 2009

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Ethical Leadership, C. William Pollard

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Learning Important Lessons of Life and Work from Peter Drucker, C. William Pollard

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Management as a Liberal Art: Putting People at the Center, C. William Pollard

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Responsible Leadership - An Ethic of Right Behavior, C. William Pollard

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The Virtue of Profit (McLean, VA), C. William Pollard

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The Virtue of Profit (Wheaton, IL), C. William Pollard

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The Virtue of Profit (Wheaton, IL - first revision), C. William Pollard

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The Virtue of Profit (Wheaton, IL - second revision), C. William Pollard

Submissions from 2008

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Faith in the Workplace, C. William Pollard

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Notes from a Herman Miller Company Board Meeting, C. William Pollard

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Reflections for the Herman Miller Board, C. William Pollard

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The Seeking and Knowing of Truth, C. William Pollard

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The Virtue of Profit (Washington, D.C.), C. William Pollard

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What is Your Business? (Chicago), C. William Pollard

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Research Project / Management as a Liberal Art / The Virtue of Profit, C. William Pollard and Peter F. Drucker

Submissions from 2007

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Ten Questions About Ethics, Peter Kreeft and C. William Pollard

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Leadership in Turbulent Times (Indianapolis), C. William Pollard

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Leading with Timeless Values in Turbulent Times (Belfast), C. William Pollard

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Leading with Timeless Values in Turbulent Times (East Lansing, MI), C. William Pollard

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Leading with Timeless Values in Turbulent Times (Toronto), C. William Pollard

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Management as a Liberal Art (Chattanooga, TN), C. William Pollard

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Open for Business (Long Version), C. William Pollard

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Open for Business (Short Version), C. William Pollard

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The Journey of Life, C. William Pollard

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Timeless Values in Turbulent Times (Bentonville, AR), C. William Pollard

Submissions from 2006

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C. William “Bill” Pollard: Leading By Serving, A M. Erisman and J Van Duzer

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A Cross-Eyed View of Leadership, C. William Polalrd

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Business as a Mission; Business as a Calling (Long Version), C. William Pollard

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Business as a Mission; Business as a Calling (Short Version), C. William Pollard

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Etched in Stone, Engraved on the Heart (Arlington, TX), C. William Pollard

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Etched in Stone, Engraved on the Heart (Palos Heights, IL), C. William Pollard

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Leadership in Turbulent Times (Jackson, TN), C. William Pollard

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Leadership in Turbulent Times (Seattle), C. William Pollard

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Leading with Timeless Values in Turbulent Times (Oak Brook, IL), C. William Pollard

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Reflections on Peter Drucker, C. William Pollard

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The Business of God at Work, C. William Pollard

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Timeless Values in Turbulent Times (Miami), C. William Pollard

Submissions from 2005

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Etched in Stone, Engraved on the Heart (Rogers, AR - Long Version), C. William Pollard