Monthly Archives: April 2014

TWO PROBLEMS. . .

In his 1988 iteration of his essay ‘Servant: Retrospect & Prospect’ Greenleaf writes: …future people will be faced with the same two problems that confront us now: (1) how to produce as many servants as they can from those who, … Continue reading

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THERE IS AMPLE EVIDENCE. . .

The idea of servant lies deep within our human psyche; it appears to be innate. Yet, with effort we continue to over-ride this innate quality. As Greenleaf writes in his essay, ‘Servant: Retrospect & Prospect’ …there is ample evidence that … Continue reading

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THE CHARGE. . .

In his 1988 iteration of ‘Servant: Retrospect & Prospect’ Greenleaf writes: How can an institution become more serving? I see no other way than that the people who inhabit it serve better and work together toward synergy – the whole … Continue reading

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A SERIOUS LACK OF. . .

In 1988 Greenleaf wrote the following: . . .from my long concern for institutions I have come to believe that a serious lack of vision is a malady of almost epidemic proportions among the whole gamut of institutions that I … Continue reading

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I BELIEVE. . .

In 1980 Greenleaf wrote the following: I believe that caring for persons, the more able and the less able serving each other, is what makes a good society. Most caring was once person to person. Now much of it is … Continue reading

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BEING. . .VULNERABLE, PART II

Being vulnerable also has to do with the risks we are willing to take as servant-leaders. How much am I willing to reveal about myself (how ‘transparent’ am I willing to be with others); how much of my own ignorance, … Continue reading

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BEING. . .VULNERABLE, PART I

Traditionally, ‘being vulnerable’ involves being transparent and being a risk-taker. AND it is more than these; consider that the word “vulnerable” comes from the Latin word, “vulnus” the root of which means “to carry the wound gracefully.” One of the … Continue reading

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