Monthly Archives: August 2019

CONSIDER – ‘CHANGE’. . .

 Responsible people build; they do not destroy.  They are moved by the heart. –Greenleaf  In 1984 Greenleaf wrote an essay he titled: ‘Reflections on a Strategy for Change.’  Early on in his essay he wrote the following:  If one wants … Continue reading

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TO MAKE WHOLE — HEALING. . .

Did I offer peace today? Did I say words of healing? Did I love?  These are the real questions. –Henri Nouwen Greenleaf writes: This is an interesting word, healing, with its meaning ‘to make whole.’  …It is always something sought.  … Continue reading

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CONSIDER — ‘THE DARK SIDE’. . .

When is serving potentially immoral? –Robert K. Greenleaf I continue to be intrigued that so few folks have directly addressed the dark side of the servant, the servant-as-leader, the servant-leader and servant-leadership.  So, gentle reader, let us pause and briefly … Continue reading

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CONSIDER — POEMS. . .

I love poetry and stories.  This morning Gentle Reader I have chosen three poems that resonate with me when I think of Greenleaf’s concept of the servant and servant, first leader.  Perhaps there is a poem or two or three … Continue reading

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THE RIGHT QUESTIONS, PART VI. . .

This is the unresolved question: Where do I belong?  And what price do I pay for where I choose to stand? –Diana Trilling Good morning, Gentle Reader. In his essay, ‘The Ethic of Strength,’ Greenleaf continues with his questions; this … Continue reading

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THE RIGHT QUESTIONS, PART V. . .

Live the questions themselves. –Rilke Good morning, Gentle Reader. In his essay, ‘The Ethic of Strength,’ Greenleaf continues with his questions; this morning, Gentle Reader, I will briefly offer us another of what I call Greenleaf’s ‘Right Questions.’  Am I … Continue reading

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THE RIGHT QUESTIONS, PART IV. . .

To refuse to examine the assumptions we live by is immoral. –R.K. Greenleaf Good morning, Gentle Reader. In his essay, ‘The Ethic of Strength,’ Greenleaf continues with his questions; this morning, Gentle Reader, I will briefly offer us another of … Continue reading

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