Monthly Archives: September 2015

I HAVE STRESSED LISTENING. . .

Greenleaf writes: I have stressed listening because I believe that a disciplined approach to listening is one of the best approaches to a healing attitude. And I have had enough experience with teaching people to listen to be aware of … Continue reading

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GOALS…ARE THEY CLEAR?

Greenleaf writes: Many organizations are floundering because their goals are not clear, or they are the wrong goals, or they do not stretch the organization far enough. This is a very common condition – and it may be common for … Continue reading

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WHAT IS YOUR INTENT?

Greenleaf writes: …if you enter an organization with the intent of helping the circular process between person and team so that each will build the other in a continuous mutually reinforcing process; if enter it with the hope that your … Continue reading

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HEALING. . .

Greenleaf writes: This is an interesting word, healing, with its meaning ‘to make whole.’ …it is always something sought. …one who enters the person-team relationship as an intervenor who seeks to make it better by his presence, might better see … Continue reading

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A CIRCULAR PROCESS. . .

In 1973 Greenleaf gave a talk to a gathering at the National Council of Catholic Laity; his topic: ‘Person/Team’. Greenleaf writes: …we are concerned with a circular process: the person builds the team and the team builds the person. The … Continue reading

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I REGRET. . .

Greenleaf writes: …I should also say that seekers sometimes read too much, get too much involved in ways that others submit to them. I regret that in my own search I did not center down earlier on the few things … Continue reading

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SEEKING BEGINS. . .

Greenleaf writes: Seeking begins, I believe, with a genuine love of self (without which one cannot really love one’s neighbor), with a high value on one’s own uniqueness, and with a sense of greatness in one’s own life experience and … Continue reading

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