Monthly Archives: November 2016

DEMAND DISTINCTION. . .

Greenleaf writes: The lapse of…three…major institutions from distinguished to merely ordinary performance came, I believe, because the trustees ceased to demand distinction.  Their sense of trust declined probably because able, dedicated trustees were replaced by nominal trustees – not poor … Continue reading

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A DYNAMIC OBLIGATION. . .

Greenleaf writes: …large, complex institutions dominate the American scene…  Unless the quality of large institutions can be raised, not much can be done to improve the total society.  …The trustee role…implies a dynamic obligation, an insistent motivating force originating with … Continue reading

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THIS IS MY THESIS. . .

In 1972 Greenleaf shared his thesis with us.  Greenleaf writes: This is my thesis, caring for persons, the more able and the less able serving each other, is the rock upon which a good society is built.  Whereas, until recently, … Continue reading

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WORK…AND ITS RELEVANCE TO GROWTH

Greenleaf writes: …I want to return for a moment to work, vocation, and its relevance to growth, to the drawing out of the unique significance of the person.   …Think of yourself as a person with unique potentialities and see the … Continue reading

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ENTHEOS, SOME TESTS, PART II. . .

Greenleaf writes: As entheos becomes a more constant companion, one moves toward the minimum of difference between the outside and inside images of the self; one becomes more willing to be seen as he is.  …the power of entheos makes … Continue reading

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ENTHEOS, SOME TESTS, PART I. . .

Greenleaf writes: Now, what I believe to be some valid tests, some indicators that there may be real growth of entheos.   First…a concurrent satisfaction and dissatisfaction with the status quo.  …there is a concurrent feeling of broadening responsibilities and centering … Continue reading

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ENTHEOS. . .

Greenleaf writes: I see entheos as the essence that makes a constructive life possible; it is the sustaining force that holds one together under stress; it is the support for venturesome risk-taking action; it is the means whereby whatever religious … Continue reading

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