Monthly Archives: March 2016

GREENLEAF – ‘THE SEARCH & THE SEEKER’ – PART II. . .

Greenleaf writes: …this suggests two kinds of seekers: those who seek to find and those who seek to seek.  The first see the search as a path toward finding something they want.  When they find it…the search will be over.  … Continue reading

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GREENLEAF – ‘THE SEARCH & THE SEEKER’ – PART I. . .

  Three years before he wrote his seminal essay, ‘The Servant as Leader,’ Greenleaf wrote ‘The Search and the Seeker’ (1966).  Gentle reader, you might recall that in 1964 Greenleaf founded ‘The Center for Applied Ethics’ (he was influenced by … Continue reading

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‘IMPLEMENTING’ SERVANT-LEADERSHP, PART V. . .

Greenleaf notes that if an organization is going to implement the concept then it will serve them well to emerge two different ‘goals.’  The first goal is the ‘big dream’ (think ‘vision’ or ‘ultimate purpose’).  The organization is always moving … Continue reading

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‘IMPLEMENTING’ SERVANT-LEADERSHP, PART IV. . .

Last time we briefly explored implementing Greenleaf’s listening, first from in here – listening to what emerges from within self.  At the same time that we strive to listen to what is emerging from within our self we also strive … Continue reading

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‘IMPLEMENTING’ SERVANT-LEADERSHP, PART III. . .

When confronted with a problem, paradox, polarity, dilemma or conflict (especially a conflict of ‘values’ and/or a conflict involving ‘resources’) the servant-first (individual, ‘team,’ and institution) always begins in here (Greenleaf’s words) not out there (Greenleaf’s words). The servant-first seeks … Continue reading

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‘IMPLEMENTING’ SERVANT-LEADERSHP, PART I. . .

In 1975 my mentor, Lowell, introduced me to Greenleaf’s concept of the ‘Servant-as-Leader.’ In 1978 someone asked me for the first time: ‘How do we implement servant-leadership?’ I cannot begin to count the number of times I have been asked … Continue reading

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GREENLEAF-‘LIBERAL ARTS EDUCATION AND. . .PART VII

Greenleaf continues, concludes and writes: …I reject the idea that there is a real world outside beyond these walls and that what you have here is something else – a place where you prepare for the real world. If I … Continue reading

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