Monthly Archives: August 2017

DOES ‘GREENLEAF’ RESONATE WITH PEOPLE TODAY? – PART III

Prior to beginning our brief exploration of the ‘four roles’ I mentioned at the conclusion of my last posting I have decided to focus this posting on the concept of ‘Presence.’ Walt Whitman, the great American poet, essayist, and humanist, … Continue reading

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DOES ‘GREENLEAF’ RESONATE WITH PEOPLE TODAY? – PART II

As I noted at the conclusion of Part I, I do not deny the ‘observation’ – reality is perception.  Given this, I have also been thinking about what might contribute to the ‘observation.’  Next time we will begin to explore … Continue reading

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DOES GREENLEAF ‘RESONATE’ WITH PEOPLE TODAY? – PART I

[NOTE: The following post is almost twice as long as my ‘usual’ postings – just to give you, gentle reader, a heads-up] Two days ago I had a conversation with a person who is a member of the ‘Greenleaf Community.’  … Continue reading

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GREENLEAF’S ORIGINAL ‘BEST TEST’. . .

In his seminal essay, The Servant as Leader [1969] Greenleaf writes: The really critical question is, what distinguishes the servant of others from the self-serving person?  Great injustice and destruction have been wrought by so-called ‘good’ people who presumed to … Continue reading

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‘WHO IS THE ENEMY?’

In his ‘inspired’ seminal essay (1969), The Servant as Leader, Greenleaf asks and responds to an important question.  This morning I have decided to type out his question and his response.  I invite you, gentle reader, to take some time … Continue reading

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‘THIS IS WRITTEN FOR. . .’

In 1969 Greenleaf wrote his seminal essay, ‘The Servant as Leader.’  This essay emerged after Greenleaf had spent time with the students and faculty of Prescott College (Prescott, AZ) in October, 1968.  I call this essay his ‘inspired’ essay.  This … Continue reading

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GREENLEAF’S ‘CREDO’…GREENLEAF’S ‘CHALLENGE’. . .

Given all that has emerged and taken place in our country this past week, I have decided to remind us the challenge Greenleaf invited us to embrace.  He provided us his ‘Challenge’ via his ‘Credo.’  As far as I know … Continue reading

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