Monthly Archives: September 2019

TEACHER & STUDENT. . .

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. –Lao Tzu Gentle Reader. Below you will find a photo of Bob and Esther.  Of Esther, Bob said: ‘She taught me about love and friendship.’  … Continue reading

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THE SERVANT-LEADER IS TRUSTED BECAUSE. . .

The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them. –Hemingway Greenleaf notes that the servant-leader “…is trusted…”  For Greenleaf, a servant-as-leader is a trust-builder.  We know of leaders who seek to achieve their outcomes … Continue reading

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GREENLEAF: ‘MY POSITION IS…’

Responsible people build; they are moved by the heart. –Greenleaf In 1980 Greenleaf wrote: My position is: if we are to move toward a more caring, serving society than we now have, competition must be muted. . .   I believe … Continue reading

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‘UNIQUELY ONESELF’. . .

Know Thyself –The Oracle In his 1962 essay, ‘Uniqueness, Paradox and Choice’ Greenleaf writes: ‘…it is important that one find in his work that which is uniquely oneself.’ I am remembering a story that comes out of Russia.  In 1905 … Continue reading

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MORE: ERRORS & LEARNING. . .

I have suffered enough from error…-Robert K. Greenleaf In his essay, ‘Uniqueness, Paradox and Choice,’ Greenleaf continues with his theme of errors & learning and he writes: ‘I have suffered enough from error so that I know how hard this … Continue reading

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ERRORS & LEARNING. . .

As one learns to manage his own life…he makes sure that he learns the lessons that only error can teach. –Robert K. Greenleaf In his essay, Uniqueness, Paradox and Choice, Greenleaf writes: The most outstanding developer I know about had … Continue reading

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THE GARDEN ENTRUSTED TO YOU. . .

What have you done with the garden entrusted to you? –Antonio Machado I love poetry and teaching stories.  I open and close my post this morning with two lines from two of the poems that continue to challenge me and … Continue reading

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