Monthly Archives: November 2015

THE DISCONCERTING QUESTION. . .

Greenleaf writes: Gradualists, because they are slow and willing to wait, run the risk of being mistaken for donthingers. But the difference is profound. The donothinger does not ever intend to push the wall over. The gradualist fully intends to … Continue reading

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GRADUALISM…A DISPOSITION. . .

Greenleaf writes: Gradualism, as I see it, is more a disposition than a method. One is comfortable with a slow pace and accepts taking opportunities when they come rather than trying to batter down offending walls that are not ready … Continue reading

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MY PROFESSOR’S ADVICE, PART I. . .

Greenleaf writes: …to be a gradualist…it was my natural way of working. …a professor…he was wise in the ways of men and institutions, something beyond scholarship… I was sensitive to this quality in him… One morning…he said something like this: … Continue reading

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DID IT EVER OCCUR TO YOU. . .

A manager that Greenleaf knew came to him one day and ‘bitterly complained’ about his ‘lot.’ Greenleaf responded: I said to him as gently as I could, “Did it ever occur to you that if you were to make a … Continue reading

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A BASIS FOR HOPE. . .

Rather than quote and comment, this morning I have decided to offer us a long excerpt from Greenleaf. I invite you, gentle reader, to take some time and reflect upon the gift Greenleaf offers us and then I invite you … Continue reading

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