Monthly Archives: November 2013

A SERVANT-LEADER IS. . .PART I

Greenleaf writes: A servant-leader is a person who begins with a natural feeling of wanting to serve first — to help, support and encourage and lift up others.  And because of their noble role-models others begin to lead by serving. … Continue reading

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CONSIDER ‘POWER,’ PART II. . .

Greenleaf often reminds us that since we are imperfect human beings that we will use our power in ethical and in unethical ways and in healthy and in unhealthy ways.  Given this, it is crucial that we be awake and … Continue reading

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CONSIDER ‘POWER,’ PART I. . .

As an ethicist, Greenleaf was interested in ‘power’ and whether one uses his or her power ethically.  There have been volumes written about ‘power’ and there is, as far as I am able to discern, no agreement regarding its definition.  … Continue reading

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CONSIDER A FEW DISCIPLINES, PART II. . .

Gentle reader, please see my 22 November, 2013 posting for the context of what follows. Listening Intently & Receptively.  Listening first to understand what is emerging from within you AND at the same time listening to understand what is emerging … Continue reading

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CONSIDER A FEW DISCIPLINES, PART I. . .

Discipline is not rooted in external compulsion; it is rooted in the habits of the mind and is manifested in our choices and behavior.  I have found that for the servant, whether leader or follower, there are a number of … Continue reading

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WHY SERVANT-AS-LEADER? PART II. . .

Why servant-as-leader?  Greenleaf wrote: ‘. . .if one is servant, either leader or follower, one is always searching.’  I am inherently curious and my curiosity is one of the tap roots that feeds and supports my searching (which for me … Continue reading

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WHY SERVANT-AS-LEADER?, PART I. . .

Recently I was reflecting upon a question that a person posed: ‘Why servant-as-leader?’  Why, indeed?  Here is some of what emerged into my consciousness as I held this question (you might remember, gentle reader, that there are three types of … Continue reading

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