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TRUSTED TO SERVE AND NOT TO HURT. . .

Leadership is a serious meddling in other people’s lives. –Max De Pree Greenleaf writes: Trustees can become the persons who are trusted partly because they are seen as being unusually sensitive to the corrupting influences of power and who are … Continue reading

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GREENLEAF’S ‘IF,’ PART II. . .

IF trustees posit a role for themselves. . .-Robert K. Greenleaf Greenleaf writes: Engaging a coach to help trustees to operate by a process that favors that optimal performance serves to acknowledge that a conscious learning process is accepted, that … Continue reading

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GREENLEAF’S ‘IF,’ PART I…

Greenleaf writes: If trustees posit a role for themselves that will enable them to be influential in raising the performance of the total institution to the optimal, they confront a difficult problem: how to carry that role ‘as a group.’  … Continue reading

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CONSCIENTIOUS TRUSTEES WILL ACCEPT. . .

Greenleaf writes: …trusteeship is a social role that needs to be explicitly conceptualized by each trustee group.  Further, conscientious trustees will accept (1) that it is not sufficient just to understand their role, (2) that how they should carry that … Continue reading

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WHAT IS TRUSTEE JUDGMENT, PART II. . .

Gentle reader, I refer you to PART I in order to read Greenleaf’s quote; for our purposes this morning I will note the last part of his quote, the part I will comment on today.  Greenleaf wrote: (5) because trustees … Continue reading

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