Monthly Archives: March 2014

THE PERSON BUILDS THE TEAM. . .

In 1973 Greenleaf gave a talk on the theme of ‘team.’ Here is some of what he said: …the person builds the team and the team builds the person. …how can any one of us, as an individual, break into … Continue reading

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THE WAY. . .

In 1966, Greenleaf wrote: Seeking, as I have viewed it, is opening oneself to growth in awareness. It is, in part, a cleansing of perception – both the inward and the outward. It is an uncalculated response to symbols – … Continue reading

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I DO BELIEVE. . .

Three years before he wrote his seminal essay, ‘The Servant as Leader,’ Greenleaf wrote: ‘…I do believe that every seeker must face who he is alone; and that it is disturbing – sometimes terrifying – until he learns to love … Continue reading

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FAITH. . .

In 1966, three years before he first wrote about the servant-as-leader Greenleaf wrote: I see. . .faith as a consequence rather than a source. Such faith as I have is a consequence of my own experience framed in the religious … Continue reading

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WHY. . .BECAUSE. . .

In a 1966 essay, Greenleaf invites us to consider ‘the search and the seeker.’  When I first read the following paragraph I found myself taking some time to pause and ponder, to reflect and write.  I have also found that … Continue reading

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TWO KINDS OF SEEKERS. . .

Greenleaf notes that there are two kinds of seekers: …those who seek to find and those who seek to seek.  The first see the search as a path toward finding something… The others are interested in the search… The search … Continue reading

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CAN THE SEEKER ACCEPT. . .

After Greenleaf retired from AT&T (he was 60 years old, as I recall) he co-founded a center; not a center for servant-leadership or even a center for leadership development.  He co-founded The Center for Applied Ethics (a number of years … Continue reading

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