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GREENLEAF’S ‘BEST TEST,’ PART II

In PART I I began to reflect upon Greenleaf’s ‘Best Test’ and today, Gentle Reader, I will continue my reflection.  Greenleaf’s test opens with: Do those served grow as persons. . .  In my first reflection I focused on the … Continue reading

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GREENLEAF’S ‘BEST TEST,’ PART I

We convince by our presence. –Walt Whitman This morning I was sitting in one of my favorite coffee shops and as I was savoring my coffee while watching the Starbucks ‘Partners’ serve their customers I began to think about Greenleaf’s … Continue reading

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A KEY CHARACTERISTIC OF THE SERVANT

Greenleaf asks: ‘Why is there so little listening?’  He also states that a key characteristic of the servant is that he or she ‘listens, first.’ ‘Why is there so little listening?’  Noise, Speed, Distraction, ‘Sleep,’ and Attachment (to name four … Continue reading

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AN INVITATION

Greenleaf writes: Awareness is not a giver of solace – it is just the opposite.  It is a disturber and an awakener.  Awareness.  Once again, Greenleaf calls us back to being aware.  There are, as we all know, many things … Continue reading

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CONSIDER: GREENLEAF’S ‘CREDO’

Throughout the years Greenleaf offered us a number of iterations of his ‘credo.’  The following iteration is, I believe, his last iteration and it can be found in his 1982 essay, ‘Spirituality as Leadership.’  Greenleaf wrote: ‘My credo for some … Continue reading

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