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The Power of Servant-Leadership by Peter B. Vaill, Larry C. Spears, Robert K. Greenleaf

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Education and Maturity

A talk before the faculty and students of Barnard College, at their fifth biennial vocational conference, November 30, 1960

Maturity has many meanings, especially when applied to people. But in my own association, there is a strong link between the word maturity and the word becoming. Education, in particular a liberal education, can be a powerful maturing force. Depth of meaning about process emerges only out of experience. This, briefly, is the framework within which I shall try to deal with the subject of education and maturity.

A friend of mine in Madison, Wisconsin, tells a story about Frank Lloyd Wright many years ago when his studio, Taliesen, was at nearby Spring Green. Mr. Wright had been invited by a women’s ...

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