Monthly Archives: November 2019

‘LIVING ON GIMMICKS!’. . .

What we see is what we bring to the seeing. –George Nelson Greenleaf writes: The opprobrious label ‘gimmick’ is applied to any organizational procedure that is introduced with the hope of accomplishing what only better leadership can do, or that … Continue reading

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FAITH…AS COMMUNICATED CONFIDENCE. . .

Be faithful in small things…-Mother Teresa Greenleaf writes: …faith might be viewed as communicated confidence that a mutually agreed-upon goal can be reached and is worth achieving, and that builds the sustaining will to persevere… …part of the religious leader’s … Continue reading

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WHY WOULD ANYONE FOLLOW?

Do those served grow as persons? –Robert K. Greenleaf Greenleaf writes: ‘Why would anyone follow…unless one has confidence that the other knows better where to go?  And how would one know better where to go unless one has a wider … Continue reading

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CONSIDER — ‘CONTINGENCY THINKING’

Foresight has been a distinguishing characteristic of all great leaders. –John Mott Greenleaf writes: Contingency thinking relates to things that might happen but rarely do. . .  Part of the confidence of followers in a leader rests on the belief … Continue reading

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A LEADER’S INTUITION. . .

Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next. –Jonas Salk Greenleaf writes: Intuition is a feel for patterns, the ability to generalize based on what has happened previously. . .  Two separate ‘anxiety’ processes may be involved in … Continue reading

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THE REQUIREMENTS OF LEADERSHIP. . .

Leadership is a serious meddling in other people’s lives. –Max De Pree Greenleaf writes: The requirements of leadership impose some intellectual demands that are not usually measured by academic intelligence ratings. . .  The leader needs three intellectual abilities that … Continue reading

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THE CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGE. . .

Few are guilty, but all are responsible. –Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel Greenleaf writes: . . .any influence or action that rebinds or recovers alienated persons as they build or maintain serving institutions, or that protects normal people from the hazards … Continue reading

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