Monthly Archives: October 2017

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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COMMITMENT. . .

Greenleaf tells us that the servant-first and the servant-as-leader becomes committed, among other things, to the following: to be awake and aware, to seek to understand, to listen-first, to use power ethically, to seek to do no harm, to care … Continue reading

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CRITICAL DECISIONS. . .

Greenleaf writes: Two separate ‘anxiety’ processes may be involved in a leader’s intuitive decision, an important aspect of which is timing, the decision to decide.  One is the anxiety of holding the decision until as much information as possible is … Continue reading

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INTUITION. . .

Greenleaf writes: As a practical matter, on most important decisions there is an information gap…between the solid information in hand and what is needed.  The art of leadership rests, in part, on the ability to bridge that gap by intuition. … Continue reading

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