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LESSONS-MATURITY. . .

Maturity is sensitivity to human suffering. –Julius Gordon Greenleaf writes: The most important lesson I have learned about maturity is that the emergence, the full development, of what is uniquely me should be an important concern throughout my entire life. … Continue reading

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FOUR IMPORTANT THINGS. . .

Greenleaf writes: [Regarding] the subject of liberating visions… Important to me are: Immerse oneself in the experiences this world offers. Be accepting of the people involved in these experiences, and seek to understand what moves them. Acknowledge – and stand … Continue reading

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THE TEACHERS, THE YOUNG, THE ‘CALL’

The mediocre teacher tells.  The excellent teacher models.  The superior teacher calls forth. –Anonymous Greenleaf is clear that the hope for a society to become more just and more caring lies within the potential for the young to choose to … Continue reading

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CONSIDER: ‘VOLUNTARY ACTION’. . .

Greenleaf writes: The strongest, most productive institution over a long period of time is one in which, other things being equal, there is the largest amount of voluntary action in support of the goals of the institution. The people who … Continue reading

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A DOMINANT IDEA. . .

[Serving] requires that a concerned individual accepts the problems he sees as a means of achieving his own integrity. –Robert K. Greenleaf In his writings, Greenleaf offers us a number of ‘dominant ideas’ to consider, if not embrace, if not … Continue reading

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WHAT MAKES AN INSTITUTION STRONG?

Responsible people build. –Robert K. Greenleaf In his 1988 iteration of his essay, ‘Servant: Retrospect & Prospect’ Greenleaf writes: …let us look past the individual to the institution in which he or she serves: what (or who) makes that institution … Continue reading

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MY CURRENT THINKING, PART II. . .

We are sentenced to live with who we become. –Max De Pree Let us continue and briefly explore the following two statements [see Part I, 1 October, 2019 for the context of what follows]:  SERVANT, Greenleaf writes: ‘. . .by … Continue reading

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