Monthly Archives: June 2015

THE BEST TEST, PART III. . .

In Part I we began to explore Greenleaf’s ‘Best Test.’ Today we will continue our exploration. As a reminder, here is the opening paragraph from Part I: [How do we identify the servant and the servant-first leader? Greenleaf provides us … Continue reading

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THE BEST TEST, PART II. . .

In Part I we began to explore Greenleaf’s ‘Best Test.’ Today we will continue our exploration. As a reminder, here is the opening paragraph from Part I: [How do we identify the servant and the servant-first leader? Greenleaf provides us … Continue reading

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THE BEST TEST, PART I. . .

How do we identify the servant and the servant-first leader? Greenleaf provides us his ‘best test.’ Greenleaf writes: The best test, and difficult to administer, is: do those served grow as persons; do they, while being served, become healthier, wiser, … Continue reading

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THE SERVANT-FIRST. . .

Greenleaf writes: …the servant first [makes sure] that other people’s highest priority needs are being served. This statement continues to challenge and to stretch my thinking. First, Greenleaf refers to the ‘servant-first’ – he does not mention ‘leader.’ How many … Continue reading

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WHO IS THE SERVANT-LEADER?. . .

Greenleaf writes: The servant-leader is servant first… It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. I live in a culture that loves the ‘leader-first’ idea. This seems to me to be rooted in our … Continue reading

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A DANGEROUS CREATION. . .

Greenleaf writes: …hope lies…in a man. …As a result, there shines forth fleetingly the ever-threatened truth that each and every man, on the foundation of his own sufferings and joys, builds for them all. One is asked, then, to accept … Continue reading

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A NEW MORAL PRINCIPLE. . .

Greenleaf writes: A new moral principle is emerging which holds that the only authority deserving one’s allegiance is that which is freely and knowingly granted by the led to the leader in response to, and in proportion to, the clearly … Continue reading

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