Monthly Archives: November 2019

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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LINKED IN: PROPHET, SEEKER, LEADER. . .

The task of the prophet is not to smooth things over but to make things right. –Eugene Peterson Greenleaf writes: Prophet, seeker, and leader are inextricably linked.  The ‘prophet’ brings vision and penetrating insight.  The ‘seeker’ brings openness, aggressive searching, … Continue reading

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TWO WORDS. . .

Did I offer peace today?  Did I say words of healing? –Henri Nouwen Greenleaf writes: . . .Religious Leadership, these two words are used here to describe actions taken to heal, or build immunity from, two serious contemporary maladies: (1) … Continue reading

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THE ‘THREAT’ — BEING ‘ALIENATED’. . .

Any action that rebinds…is religious. –Robert K. Greenleaf Greenleaf writes: All but the crude and insensitive live under the constant threat of coming unbound, alienated.  ‘Alienated’. . .designates those who have little caring for their fellow humans, who are not … Continue reading

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