Monthly Archives: July 2018

GREENLEAF’S LEGACY, PART III. . .

Good character is not formed in a week or a month.  It is created little by little, day by day.  Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character. –Heraclitus Character Counts.  The great wisdom figures remind us, again … Continue reading

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GREENLEAF’S LEGACY, PART II. . .

Nosce te Ipsum: Know Thyself. –The Oracle Greenleaf’s Legacy: Consciousness, Character, Conduct. Unlike most theories of leadership, Greenleaf does not begin with Conduct.  He begins with two major tap roots that feed, nurture and support Conduct; he begins with Consciousness … Continue reading

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GREENLEAF’S LEGACY, PART I. . .

Oh, would that my mind could let fall its dead ideas, as the tree does it withered leaves! –Andrè Gide In early 2012 when I decided to write and post I took some time to emerge a guiding statement.  The … Continue reading

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GRADUALISM, PART VIII. . .

Greenleaf writes: If seminaries would first create Centers for the Study of a Theology of Institutions, and then establish an Institute of Chairing, they could begin by convening seminar groups of existing chairpersons in order that the ‘state of the … Continue reading

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GRADUALISM, PART VII. . .

Greenleaf writes: In concluding… I want to suggest a difficult but feasible first step that could provide a solid basis for hope.  If a first step is taken prudently it may open the way for next steps in the long … Continue reading

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GRADUALISM, PART VI. . .

Greenleaf writes: My personal goal as a gradualist reformer is progress, however small, toward a more caring and less power-ridden society.  The two goals are linked.  Our society is not likely to become more caring until it becomes less power … Continue reading

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GRADUALISM, PART V. . .

Greenleaf writes: Evolving as our society has from a very long era of despotic governments with their armies and police, it was natural, I suppose, that when other types of institutions began to evolve…that power-centered control, with a hierarchy and … Continue reading

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