Vote Only for Servant-Leaders

Robert Greenleaf, who coined the term servant-leader, wrote,

A servant-leader focuses primarily on the growth and well-being of people and the communities to which they belong. While traditional leadership generally involves the accumulation and exercise of power by one at the “top of the pyramid,” servant leadership is different. The servant-leader shares power, puts the needs of others first and helps people develop and perform as highly as possible.

Robert Greenleaf also recognized that organizations as well as individuals could be servant-leaders. Indeed, he had great faith that servant-leader organizations could change the world.

The Goodness Party believes our nation needs governments of goodness. These types of governments are servant-leaders, serving its citizens first and with goodness. And for governments to be servant-leaders, it needs its elected officials to be servant-leaders.

Vote only for candidates who are servant-leaders.

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Two extreme types of leaders:

  • The servant-leader is servant first and has the natural feeling that one wants to serve others, to serve first.
  • The leader first is one who needs to assuage an unusual power drive or to acquire material possessions.

Best test of a servant-leader:

  • 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?

Based on teachings by Robert Greenleaf and the Center for Servant Leadership