Monthly Archives: December 2019

‘SEARCHING’ QUESTIONS. . .

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end. –Seneca As I sit here on 30 December, 2019, I pause.  I reflect.  I consider.  As I look back on this past year I have experienced more ways closing than opening.  … Continue reading

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‘AWARENESS’. . .

Awareness does not bring comfort. –Robert K. Greenleaf Greenleaf writes: Awareness, letting something significant and disturbing develop between oneself and a symbol, comes more by being waited upon rather than by being asked.  One of the most baffling of life’s … Continue reading

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WHO IS THE SERVANT?

We convince by our presence. –Walt Whitman In 1977, Greenleaf asked: Who is the servant leader?  Is not every servant a leader because of influence by example?  Walt Whitman may have answered this when he wrote, ‘We convince by our … Continue reading

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‘THE QUALITY OF SOCIETY’

Caring is the essential motive. –Robert K. Greenleaf Greenleaf writes: I am writing…because I believe that dominance of the culture by elements like coercive power, private gain, and survival in the competitive struggle do not make for the quality of … Continue reading

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CONSIDER ‘PROPHET’. . .

Men do not accept their prophets and so they slay them. –Dostoevsky A ‘Prophet’ = a person who reminds us of our commitments; a person who is an inspired teacher; a person who names the un-nameable; a person who has … Continue reading

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‘SEEKERS’. . .

The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. –Marcel Proust Greenleaf writes: …prophet, seeker and leader are inextricably linked.  Sometimes two or three are merged in one person.  But prophet and leader are … Continue reading

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FROM ‘COERCION’ TO PERSUASION,’ PART II. . .

In order to win a man to a cause, you must first reach his heart, the great high road to his reason. –Abraham Lincoln Gentle reader, I refer you to my last posting for the long passage I quoted; the … Continue reading

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