Monthly Archives: March 2015

A MAJOR TRUSTEE ROLE. . .

Greenleaf writes: It is a major trustee role to build legitimacy by being sensitive to critical thinking from all quarters and helping to interpret the meaning of it to the internal leadership and administration… Legitimacy begins with trust. No matter … Continue reading

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TO BUILD AND SUSTAIN A GREAT INSTITUTION. . .

Greenleaf writes: Highly developed conceptualizers who are effective in top leadership seem to be much rarer than able operators. This may be because the number needed is substantially less, or because they do not emerge naturally out of those with … Continue reading

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OPERATIONALIZERS & CONCEPTUALIZERS, PART II. . .

Greenleaf writes:…By optimal balance between the two is meant a relationship in which both conceptualizers and operators understand, respond, and depend on one another, and in which neither dominates the other. …the council of equals with a primus inter pares … Continue reading

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OPERATIONALIZERS & CONCEPTUALIZERS, PART I. . .

Greenleaf writes: The prime force for achievement through service is an administrative group with optimal balance between operators and conceptualizers. The operating talent carries the institution toward its objectives, in the situation, from day to day, and resolves the issues … Continue reading

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THE TOP POSITION PREVENTS. . .

Greenleaf writes: Being in the top position prevents leadership by persuasion because the single chief holds too much power. Chiefs often cannot say persuasively what they would like to say because it will be taken as an order. No one … Continue reading

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ORGANIZATION – A FLAW. . .

For the most part Greenleaf invites us to consider his ideas; once in a while, however, he shifts and with clarity becomes direct. When I read the following I also sense his energy, if not frustration and anger (although I … Continue reading

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ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE. . .

Greenleaf notes that an organization has two main structures: ‘Formal and Informal.’ Greenleaf writes: The ‘formal’ structure consists of the more or less definite arrangements and ways of working that are spelled out in statutes and rules or established in … Continue reading

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