Monthly Archives: March 2015

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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THE MOST IMPORTANT QUALIFICATION. . .

Greenleaf served large institutions and his hope for creating more serving institutions and for creating a more just and caring society resided with these large institutions. All of the large institutions that Greenleaf served had Boards of Directors. This is … Continue reading

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MORAL MAN MUST. . .

Greenleaf writes: good has become doing what is reasonable and possible with available resources. Viewed this way the performance of the best is not good enough. …every institution is judged mediocre. …Why do the best of our institutions fall short … Continue reading

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GREENLEAF’S THESIS. . .

Greenleaf first offered us his ‘Thesis’ in 1971 and, as far as I know, he wrote his last iteration of his ‘Thesis’ in 1986. In 1971 he wrote: This is my thesis: caring for persons, the more able and the … Continue reading

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