Monthly Archives: February 2018

SERVANT-LEADERSHIP – SOME ESSENTIALS TO CONSIDER, PART III. . .

It is Essential that the servant-first seeks to serve others’ highest priority needs.  This is crucial.  The servant-first does not seek first to serve the others’ wants, desires, wishes or even needs; it is the others’ highest priority needs’ that … Continue reading

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SERVANT-LEADERSHIP – SOME ESSENTIALS TO CONSIDER, PART II. . .

Do those served grow as persons…-Robert K. Greenleaf An Essential for Greenleaf is an ‘organic metaphor.’  People are fully human beings.  They are, also, at their best living paradoxes of good evil (Greenleaf’s words; others use ‘virtue & vice,’ or … Continue reading

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SERVANT-LEADERSHIP – SOME ESSENTIALS TO CONSIDER, PART I. . .

Responsible people build; they do not destroy. They are moved by the heart. – Robert K. Greenleaf For more than 40 years now folks have been asking me: ‘What are the Essentials of Servant-Leadership?’  This, I think, is a common … Continue reading

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AN INVITATION TO REFLECT. . .

My 14th of February, 2018 posting focused on Greenleaf’s ‘Life’s Choices as Markers.’  This morning I am inviting you, gentle reader, to stop, step-back, take some time and reflect upon the following questions.  The questions emerged for me many years … Continue reading

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THE GRAND DESIGN OF EDUCATION. . .

A few days ago I had the privilege of enjoying a long conversation with Jack.  Jack is the head of the humanities department at a community college.  A few hours after our conversation I began to think about Greenleaf’s essay, … Continue reading

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LIFE’S CHOICES AS MARKERS. . .

…manage your lives with attitudes and values and ways of initiating that will assure service with distinction. –Robert K. Greenleaf Among other attributes, Greenleaf was a person who sought to be mindful, intentional & purpose-full.  He was a person who … Continue reading

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SERVANT-LEADERSHIP – MY RATIONALE, PART VII. . .

Consider, gentle reader, that Servant-Leadership is concerned with the Difficult things for Leaders to do.  For more than 30 years I have been keep a list of the Difficult things for them to do.  As I continued to emerge a … Continue reading

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