This is an excellent thing to contemplate as the new year begins.
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
The Servant Leader
The servant leader is servant first. It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve...to serve first. Then the conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead...the difference manifests itself in the car taken by the servant - first to make sure that people's highest priority needs are being served. The best test, and difficult to administer, is: do those being served, grow as persons; do they while being served, become healthier, wiser, freer, more autonomous, more likely themselves to become servant leaders? And what is the effect on the least privileged in society; will they benefit, or at the very least, not be further deprived?