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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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CONSIDER: WHO’S A LEADER?

I have spent many hours these past 50+ years thinking about, reading about, conversing with others about, and observing leaders.  Still, I ask: ‘Who’s a Leader?’  Today I found the following in my September, 2011 journal.  For those of us … Continue reading

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CHOICE – A BRIEF REFLECTION. . .

I have choice.  In 2010 I was invited by a CEO in Singapore to offer a brief reflection on this interesting word: Choice.  When I take time to reflect upon this concept I find myself generating many questions and I … Continue reading

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AWARENESS. . .

This morning, Gentle Reader, I re-read and re-savored Robert Frost’s powerful poem, ‘Directive.’  In response to Frost’s poem, Greenleaf wrote an essay he titled, ‘Directive and the Spiritual Journey.’  Before you continue reading this post, I invite you, Gentle Reader, … Continue reading

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CONSIDER: WHO’S A LEADER?

He was a leader of more than ordinary mediocrity. –Leo Tolstoy, ‘War and Peace’ CONSIDER Gentle Reader that today, more than ever our need for leaders is urgent.  A major challenge when it comes to choosing and/or recognizing leaders is … Continue reading

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