Monthly Archives: October 2013

THE BEST TEST, PART II. . .

On 29 October I began to reflect upon Greenleaf’s ‘Best Test’ and I will continue my reflection today.  Greenleaf’s test opens with: Do those served grow as persons. . .  In my first reflection I focused on the individual, today … Continue reading

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THE BEST TEST, PART I. . .

I had a conversation this morning with the Head of a private high school (a number of private schools have Heads or Headmasters or Presidents in addition to having Principals).  We were exploring the ‘purpose’ of high schools.  After our … Continue reading

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LISTEN, FIRST. . .

Greenleaf asks: ‘Why is there so little listening?’  He also states that a key characteristic of the servant is that he or she ‘listens, first.’ ‘Why is there so little listening?’  Noise, Speed, Distraction, ‘Sleep,’ and Attachment (to name four … Continue reading

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A GUIDED REFLECTION. . .

Greenleaf writes: Awareness is not a giver of solace – it is just the opposite.  It is a disturber and an awakener.  Awareness.  Once again, Greenleaf calls us back to being aware.  There are, as we all know, many things … Continue reading

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GREENLEAF’S ‘CREDO’. . .

Throughout the years Greenleaf offered us a number of iterations of his ‘credo.’  The following iteration is, I believe, that last and it can be found in his 1982 essay, ‘Spirituality as Leadership.’  Greenleaf wrote: ‘My credo for some time … Continue reading

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SERVANT-LEADERSHIP: SOME ESSENTIALS. . .

During the past 38 years folks have been asking me, ‘What are the essentials of Servant-Leadership?’  I have held this question, I have attempted to respond to it and delineate them, and I have edited my list of ‘essentials.’  Recently … Continue reading

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BOB AND ESTHER. . .

Below you, gentle reader, will find a photo of Bob and Esther.  Of Esther, Bob said: ‘She taught me about love and friendship.’  Throughout these past many years I have been blessed with folks who have ‘taught me’ and perhaps … Continue reading

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