Monthly Archives: September 2019

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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MENTORS – ‘SEE,’ CALL FORTH & CHALLENGE. . .

The way we treat a thing can sometimes change its nature. –Lewis Hyde Greenleaf writes: I had a mentor who believed that every man has the seeds of greatness in him. After reading this I stopped, stepped aside and reflected … Continue reading

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CONSIDER – ‘INITIATIVES,’ ‘PERSUASION,’ & ‘INFLUENCE’

The prime test of persuasion is that the change is truly voluntary. –Robert K. Greenleaf Good day, Gentle Reader.  Today I am going to offer us a lengthy quotation from one of Greenleaf’s unpublished essays.  I do not know the … Continue reading

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COERCION, MANIPULATION, PERSUASION & INFLUENCE. . .

Character may be called the most effective means of persuasion. –Aristotle Character Counts!  Walt Whitman reminds us that ‘We convince by our presence!’  Here is a question I hold: Can a person of ‘Character’ employ with integrity, coercion, manipulation, persuasion … Continue reading

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