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SERVANT-‘BEST TEST’ REVISITED, PART VI. . .

The way to do is to be. –Lao Tzu Good morning Gentle Reader, we have one more question respond to before we continue with our exploration of Greenleaf’s ‘Best Test’ for the ‘Servant.’  As a reminder, here is the question: … Continue reading

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SERVANT-‘BEST TEST’ REVISITED, PART V. . .

The only journey is the one within. –Rainer Maria Rilke Good morning Gentle Reader.  We have two more questions to respond to: What does it mean for one to ‘become healthier’? Is ‘Serving’ one-directional or multi-directional? As a reminder, here … Continue reading

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SERVANT-‘BEST TEST’ REVISITED, PART IV. . .

You can quit your job but you can’t quit your calling. –Lissa Rankin Good morning, Gentle Reader.  I concluded PART III with this: …it appears as if we have three more questions to respond to, for this first statement.  So … Continue reading

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SERVANT-‘BEST TEST’ REVISITED, PART III. . .

Responsible people build; they do not destroy.  They are moved by the heart. –Robert K. Greenleaf Do those being served grow as persons: do they, while being served, become healthier, wiser, freer, more autonomous, more likely themselves to become servants?  … Continue reading

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SERVANT-‘BEST TEST’ REVISITED, PART II. . .

Here is Greenleaf’s 1980 iteration of his ‘Best Test’ for the Servant: Do those being served grow as persons: do they, while being served, become healthier, wiser, freer, more autonomous, more likely themselves to become servants?  And what is the … Continue reading

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SERVANT-‘BEST TEST’ REVISITED, PART I. . .

To refuse to examine the assumptions one lives by is immoral. –Robert K. Greenleaf Gentle Reader, if you have been following my blog these past years you will have noticed or read a number of postings that alluded to or … Continue reading

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POEMS. . .

Robert K. Greenleaf offered me a powerful organic metaphor; a metaphor that helps me move away from our dominant inorganic cultural metaphors: Mechanical and Banking.  These two dominant inorganic metaphors dehumanize us and allow us to guilt free marginalize and … Continue reading

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