Monthly Archives: July 2016

SHARED VISION. . .

Greenleaf writes: I am indebted to Peter Senge for the idea of a ‘shared vision,’ for the importance of the individual, regardless of status, to claim the dream as one’s own. A condition for such a shared dream to prevail … Continue reading

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AN INDISPENSABLE CONDITION. . .A GREAT DREAM

Greenleaf writes: …an indispensable condition for the persuasive power of leaders to be effective is that the institution is living out a great dream.   …the leader is seen as servant of the idea.  It is not ‘I,’ the ultimate leader, … Continue reading

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SOME VALID TESTS. . .

Greenleaf writes: [There are] some valid tests, some indicators that there may be real growth…  First, two paradoxes: a concurrent satisfaction and dissatisfaction with the status quo…  Then there is a concurrent feeling of broadening responsibilities and centering down…  There … Continue reading

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CONFORMITY. . .

Greenleaf writes: Conformity has become a nasty word.  …The problem is to know conformity for what it is: a completely external adjustment to the group norm of behavior in the interest of group cohesiveness and effectiveness.  …always keep it in … Continue reading

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THE CONSEQUENCES. . .

Today, gentle reader, instead of quoting Greenleaf and then commenting a bit I have decided to quote Greenleaf at length.  I invite you to spend some time reflecting upon his words. Greenleaf writes: [Consider] the consequences of stress and responsibility.  … Continue reading

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A VOCATION. . .

Greenleaf writes: …in choosing a vocation you should have as your primary aim that of finding in the work in which you are engaged that which is uniquely you.  No other achievement, no other end sought, will be worth the … Continue reading

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