Servant leadership is a philosophy and practice of , coined and defined by and supported by many leadership and management writers such as . It can be defined as a management philosophy which implies a comprehensive view of the quality of people, work and community spirit. It requires a spiritual understanding of identity, mission, vision and environment. A servant leader is someone who is servant first, who has a responsibility to be in the world, and so contributes to the well-being of people and community.
Does this sound like the type of people who you would like to have as your friends? Does it sound like the type of person who would be an active participant in the Transition movement? Does it sound like you?
Transition leaders freely admit that they do not know if the transition approach will work or not. However, they do know that:
· If we wait for the governments, it'll be too little, too late;
· If we act as individuals, it'll be too little;
· But if we act as communities, it might just be enough, just in time.
This takes people who are actively engaged in transition within a community. People who are learning by doing - and learning all the time. People who understand that we can't sit back and wait for someone else to do the work. It also takes a certain amount of leadership simply so that we don’t create a morass of chaotic activity that does not take us to our intended goals.
Now you have the opportunity to become one of these people – a servant leader – who can make a significant contribution to the Transition movement in your community. Transition Training is taking place in Charlottesville, Virginia from Feb 10 (7 PM, Friday) to Feb 12 (5 PM, Sunday). For more about this training, go to the Transition Training web site:
For overnight accommodations, the Alexander House, just a mile away from the training, is offering a discount to training attendees (434-327-6447). When you decide to attend, contact Robyn Cornwell (828-758-0880) to coordinate ride-sharing.