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Robert Greenleaf - Servant Leadership - School Questions.

Professor’s questions:
What is your definition of management?
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Is my thinking Anachronistic? Is it provincial in the broad scheme of things (though it may up to date by modern standards)? Is it a reflection of the times or is it based on eternal principles and absolute truths?
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The ends do not justify the means. Do you do your best to select the correct means to your ends?
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Am I aware (as Greenleaf defines it)?
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Am I responsible (as Greenleaf defines it)?
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Greenleaf’s questions:
1. Am I contemporary? Do I have a sense of history? Am I living in the current phase of developing history? Do I live with open wonder at contemporary politics, philosophy, religion, economics, art, music, literature, science (both natural and social), and business development? (p. 43).
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2. Am I connected? Am I on the growing edge of the contemporary phase of history but still connected to the main body of people and events? (p. 44)
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3. Do I see evil as an aspect of good? (p. 44).
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4. Do I accept that there is no virtue that, carried to the extreme, does not become a vice, no sound idea that, overworked, does not become absurd? (p. 45)
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5. Am I sure that in choosing a right aim, I have not become self-righteous?(p. 46)
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6. Am I prepare to accept that I will never have the comfort of being ‘ideologically’ right? (p. 46)
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7. “Am I willing to cultivate the ‘growing-edge” people among my contemporaries and, by so doing, except the censure of those who are far from the growing edge and don't want to look at it?” (p. 47).
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8. Am I sensitive to the needs and aspirations of all who may be affected by what I think, say, and do? And being sensitive, am I willing to say the words and take the actions that build constructive tension? (p. 47)
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9. Can I accept the fact that the best possible compromise is right? (p. 49).
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10. Do I have a view of myself on which progressively greater strength can be built? (p. 49).
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11. “Am I striving to make a creative act out of conformity?” (p. 50).
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Strength and Journaling
“I suggested earlier that all who would be strong become journal writers. As the questions are asked and allowed to sink into the inner mental apparatus, write. Write what comes to mind. Ask the questions, reflect on them, and write something every day. Occasionally, reread what you have written an extend it. Cultivate spontaneity. Let the pen capture the fleeting insight.” (p. 51)

Capture any additional thoughts and feelings about the reading and lectures during module 2:
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