Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Servant Leadership

Values of which i hold close to my heart, especially in matters that cannot be quantify by fame and money. If you love something, you want to take ownership of it, it's like your own child, and then you want to put in the best you can to it, personal sacrifices, because it's worth it, without expecting anything. Expect nothing else, except to hope that it would grow up to become healthy, intelligent and successful.

It's the same way, the direction that I hope the youth group can continue to grow.

"The servant-leader is servant first… It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead. That person is sharply different from one who is leader first, perhaps because of the need to assuage an unusual power drive or to acquire material possessions…The leader-first and the servant-first are two extreme types. Between them there are shadings and blends that are part of the infinite variety of human nature."

"The difference manifests itself in the care taken by the servant-first to make sure that other people’s highest priority needs are being served. The best test, and difficult to administer, is: Do those 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 effect on the least privileged in society? Will they benefit or at least not be further deprived?"

- Robert K Greenleaf.

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