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Robert K. Greenleaf by Peter Senge, Don Frick

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CHAPTER 20Twilight

Teach us to order our days rightly, That we may enter the gate of wisdom.

PSALMS 90: 12 New English Bible

The Crosslands Retirement Center is a lovely place for people of any age to spend time: one hundred eighty-eight acres with clustered cottages and two-story buildings built along a U-shaped ridge. It has all the amenities, including different levels of health care. The Quaker-related institution is as good as any retirement facility and better than many. It is, however, also an institution, and Robert Greenleaf, the life-long institution watcher, had his own judgments about how well this institution was functioning.

Greenleaf wrote an essay—published in On Becoming a Servant Leader—in which he outlined his thoughts ...

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