Dr. Kent Keith he has served as an attorney, Hawaii state government official, high tech park developer, YMCA executive, full-time author, president of two private universities, and CEO of two non-profit organizations—the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership in the US, and the Greenleaf Centre for Servant Leadership (Asia) in Singapore.

Dr. Keith graduated from Roosevelt High School in Honolulu in 1966. Subsequently, he earned a B.A. from Harvard University, an M.A. from Oxford University in England, a Certificate in Japanese from Waseda University in Tokyo, a J.D. from the University of Hawaii, and an Ed.D. in higher education from the University of Southern California. He is a Rhodes Scholar. 

Dr. Keith has given more than a thousand speeches and workshops in the United States and thirteen countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa. He has appeared on more than a hundred TV and radio programs in the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Korea, Australia, and Kenya. He is known throughout the world as the author of the Paradoxical Commandments and as a leader in the servant leadership movement. More than 250,000 copies of his ten books have been sold worldwide.

Dr. Keith is married to Dr. Elizabeth Misao Keith, who teaches Japanese language, literature, and culture at the University of Hawaii. The Keiths have been married for 44 years and have three grown children.