Monthly Archives: January 2015

MEDOICRE. . .

Greenleaf writes: As I look through my particular window on the world I realize that I do not see all. Rather, I see only what the filter of my biases and attitudes of the moment permits me to see. …The … Continue reading

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MANIPULATION. . .

Greenleaf writes: Can some manipulation be made legitimate? …I cannot visualize a world without leaders, without those who better see the path ahead taking the risks to lead and show the way. What reason is there for accepting the constraints … Continue reading

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THE CORE OF THE PROBLEM. . .

Greenleaf writes: I recognize the problem…so much of business not serving well. But the core of the problem…is in the attitudes, concepts, and expectations regarding business held by the rest of society. People in churches, universities, government and social agencies … Continue reading

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LEAVE A LIBERATING INFLUENCE. . .

Greenleaf writes: One would think that inspired and creative contributors to society would leave a liberating influence as their legacy. In notable instances, however, a cult ensues that obscures the teaching. It happened to Jesus of Nazareth two thousand years … Continue reading

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GREENLEAF ON ‘POWER’. . .

Greenleaf writes: …If Lord Acton was right when he said: “All power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely” (and I think he was), and if some use of power is unavoidable, then what do those with tender consciences … Continue reading

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BUILD YOUR LIFE AS IF IT WERE A WORK OF ART. . .

Greenleaf writes: ‘What message have you for young people?’ …Rabbi Heschel replied: ‘I would say: Let them remember that there is a meaning beyond absurdity. Let them be sure that every little deed counts, that every word has power, and … Continue reading

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RESPONSIBLE PERSONS. . .

Greenleaf writes: At the heart of every constructive action are responsible persons, those who reach out to engage with real life issues where the going may be rough, lay out alternatives (invent some if necessary), assess their relative merits, choose … Continue reading

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