Monthly Archives: January 2017

‘REVOLUTIONARY TIMES’. . .

Greenleaf writes: Ours [the 1970s] are revolutionary times.  …because of the emergence of a significant number of thoughtful and aware people who see more clearly the world as it is and are not satisfied with it.  They challenge both the … Continue reading

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TO REFUSE TO…IS IMMORAL

Greenleaf was a ‘practical man.’  However, when he wrote he wrote more conceptually rather than practically – he offered us no ‘seven steps’ to follow.  Yet, he often offered us admonitions that were clear and concise – some, I think, … Continue reading

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THREE CONCERNS, PART III. . .

Gentle reader, please see Part I for the context of this entry. Greenleaf writes: Overarching these is a concern for the total process of education and its seeming indifference to the individual as servant and leader, as a person in … Continue reading

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THREE CONCERNS, PART II. . .

Gentle reader, please see Part I for the context of this entry. Greenleaf writes: My second concern is for the individual as a serving person and his tendency to deny wholeness and creative fulfillment for himself by failing to lead … Continue reading

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THREE CONCERNS, PART I. . .

Gentle reader, you might recall that Greenleaf’s seminal essay, The Servant as Leader, was written for and addressed to college/university student leaders (the little orange essay we have today is an edited version of his seminal essay).  The stimulus for … Continue reading

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SERVANT-FIRST, PART II. . .

This morning, gentle reader, we will briefly explore Greenleaf’s ‘Best Test’ for the ‘Servant-First.’  As a reminder, here is his ‘Best Test’ – a difficult one to administer: Do those served grow as persons? Do they, while being served, become … Continue reading

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SERVANT FIRST, PART I. . .

Recently I had a conversation with the Head of a private school.  I was invited to speak with this person because the school espouses Greenleaf’s concept of ‘Servant-Leadership.’  Within a few minutes it became clear that the Head and the … Continue reading

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