Monthly Archives: April 2016

THIS IS AN INTERESTING THESIS. . .

Greenleaf writes: This is an interesting thesis: (1) We know how to increase the proportion of young people who, at maturity, are disposed to be servants; and (2) we know how to transform contemporary institutions so that they will be … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

KNOWLEDGE IS BUT A TOOL. . .

Greenleaf writes: …we are acting on the principle that knowledge, not the spirit, is power.  Knowledge is but a tool.  The spirit is of the essence. What is Greenleaf referring to?  The ‘spirit’ resides within the person, within the people.  … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

HOW CAN AN INSTITUTION BECOME MORE SERVING?

Greenleaf writes: How can an institution become more serving?  I see no other way than that the people who inhabit it serve better and work together toward synergy – the whole becoming greater than the sum of its parts.  …I … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

THE THEME OF SERVANT. . .

Greenleaf writes: Beginning in 1970, I started to write on the theme of servant…  the servant theme evolved out of close association with several colleges and universities [Note: Prescott College and Harvard University, to name two] during their disturbed period … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

SOMETHING RATHER FUNDAMENTAL HAS TO CHANGE. . .

Greenleaf writes: …if one sees too many of our institutions as seriously deficient in their service to society (as I do) and believes (as I do) that that deficiency could be corrected over time, then something rather fundamental has to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

GREENLEAF – ‘FOUR THEMES,’ PART III. . .

As a reminder, in Parts I & II, we briefly explored three themes: The Structure/Grammar of ‘The Servant-as-Leader,’ The Theme of ‘In Here’ first and The Ethical Use of Power.  Today we will briefly explore Greenleaf’s fourth theme: The Ultimate … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

GREENLEAF – ‘FOUR THEMES,’ PART II. . .

As a reminder, in Part I, we briefly explored two themes: The Structure/Grammar of ‘The Servant-as-Leader’ and The Theme of ‘In Here’ first.  Today we will briefly explore a third theme: The ethical use of power. The ethical use of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment