Monthly Archives: July 2015

ACCEPTANCE AND EMPATHY, PART II. . .

Greenleaf writes: Acceptance of the person, though, requires a tolerance of imperfection. Anybody can lead perfect people… It is part of the enigma of human nature that the ‘typical’ person – immature, stumbling, inept, lazy – is capable of great … Continue reading

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ACCEPTANCE AND EMPATHY, PART I. . .

Greenleaf writes: These are two interesting words, acceptance and empathy… The servant always accepts and empathizes, never rejects. The servant as leader always empathizes, always accepts the person but sometimes refuses to accept some of the person’s effort or performance … Continue reading

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WITHDRAWAL IS USEFUL. . .

Greenleaf writes: …the art of withdrawal is useful. …The ability to withdraw and reorient oneself, if only for a moment, presumes that one has learned the art of systematic neglect to sort out the more important from the less important … Continue reading

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REMEMBER. . .

Greenleaf writes: Most of us…would really like to…get through to a significant level of meaning. …The best test of whether we are…is to ask ourselves, first, are we really listening? Are we listening to the one we want to communicate … Continue reading

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A SUSTAINED INTENTNESS OF LISTENING, PART II . .

Greenleaf writes: I have a bias…only a true natural servant automatically responds to any problem by listening first. …this disposition causes him to be seen as servant first. …a non-servant who wants to become a servant might become a natural … Continue reading

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A SUSTAINED INTENTNESS OF LISTENING, PART I. . .

Greenleaf writes: Why is there so little listening? How often do we listen to what is emerging from within ourselves? How often do we listen to what is ‘speaking’ to us from our physical dimension – our body ‘speaks’ to … Continue reading

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NOT JUST ANY GOAL…A DREAM…

Greenleaf writes: Every achievement starts with a goal. But not just any goal and not just anybody stating it. The one who states the goal must elicit trust…because those who follow are asked to accept the risk along with the … Continue reading

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