Monthly Archives: October 2017

THE LEADER — FOUR THINGS. . .

THING #1: Greenleaf writes: The leader maintains some detachment from the action so that he can see the whole of it…   The ‘role’ plus the ‘context’ often determines the ‘focus’ required.  For example, by role, the administrator, the supervisor, … Continue reading

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Reflection on the Light and Darkness of the Servant

Greenleaf wrote, “The forces for good and evil in the world are propelled by the thoughts, attitudes, and action of individual beings.”  I have come to believe that being aware of our own physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual needs as … Continue reading

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AWARENESS. . .

Greenleaf writes: …awareness, opening wide the doors of perception so as to take in more of what is available of sensory experience and other signals from the environment than people usually take in.  …it makes life more interesting; certainly it … Continue reading

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ASSUMPTIONS. . .

Greenleaf writes: One is always at two levels of consciousness: …from one level of consciousness, each of us acts resolutely from moment to moment on a set of assumptions that then governs his life.  Simultaneously, from another level, the adequacy … Continue reading

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THREE WAYS OF ‘BEING’. . .

Greenleaf writes: The failure of a leader to foresee may be viewed as an ethical failure; because a serious ethical compromise today (when the usual judgment on ethical inadequacy is made) is sometimes the result of a failure at an … Continue reading

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AN INVITATION TO SEARCH AND SEEK. . .

This morning gentle reader I am going to offer you a lengthy quotation from Greenleaf’s seminal essay, ‘The Servant as Leader.’  I invite you to spend some time reflecting upon the ‘seeds for thought’ that are sown throughout these two … Continue reading

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THE PRUDENT LEADER. . .

Greenleaf writes: The prudent man is the man who constantly thinks of ‘now’ as the moving concept in which past, present moment, and future are one organic unity.  And this requires living by a sort of rhythm that encourages a … Continue reading

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