Monthly Archives: February 2016

GREENLEAF-‘LIBERAL ARTS EDUCATION AND…’ PART I

As an educator I continue to be drawn to a talk that Greenleaf gave at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1974. Yesterday I re-read and reflected again upon Greenleaf’s words and decided to quote extensively from his talk (he … Continue reading

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SERVANT-LEADERSHIP: POWER, PART II. . .

We – you and I, gentle reader – are imperfect human beings. Because we are imperfect we will choose to use our power in both healthy and in unhealthy ways; we will use our power in nurturing ways and in … Continue reading

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SERVANT-LEADERSHIP: POWER, PART I. . .

Greenleaf was interested in ‘applied ethics’ and hence was interested in ‘power’ – the concept and the use of. My unabridged dictionary defines power as one’s ability to act. We all have ‘power’ and by role or situation a person … Continue reading

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SERVANT-LEADERSHIP. . .HEPFUL DISCIPLINES

Greenleaf writes: Responsibility requires that a person think, speak and act as if personally accountable to all who may be affected by his or her words, thoughts and deeds. . .awareness is important. Over these many years folks have asked … Continue reading

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SERVANT-LEADERSHIP – A FEW ESSENTIALS

For more than forty years folks have been asking me to name the ‘Essentials of Servant-Leadership.’ This ‘naming’ has been and continues to be a challenge for me. Part of my challenge lies with the definition of ‘essential.’ My unabridged … Continue reading

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LIFE’S MARKERS. . .

Each of us experiences ‘Life Markers’ that powerfully influence us, if not change us or even over time transform us. Some of these ‘Markers’ are events – Kennedy’s Assassination in 1963 was one for me; some are life experiences – … Continue reading

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SERVANT-LEADERSHIP IS CONCERNED WITH. . .PART III

Servant-Leadership is concerned with: Essential Life Agreements. Greenleaf reminds us, over and over and over that the servant-first strives to be awake (and hence, probably disturbed by what he or she ‘sees’) and aware (to be fully present in the … Continue reading

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