Saturday, May 14, 2011

Servant leadership

Servant leadership: I saw the definition and concept coined by great organizational guru Robert K. Greenleaf. A person with intense desire to serve will finally land to lead and will take the command of leadership, How?

Strong desire forces a person to serve the people by heart and soul. This will develop a lot many followings

(among to whom services are provided) gradually. And finally, he will be the leader of the community being served.

Leadership is the consequences of intense desire to serve, so to serve is the first and foremost quality of a servant leadership.

From above (which is my understanding about the servant leadership?) concept when I evaluate myself, found myself a perfect servant leadership.

I am a permanent career bureaucrat in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. As per my job profile, state government transfers me to different locations and in different capacity as overall administrator (ruler) and commander of the jurisdiction assigned. My strong internal desire to serve the public promotes me to serve the people in a better way. My better services gave me goodwill and confidence of public to whom I served and finally I became their leader. In the servant leadership criteria, I found my style of functioning a complete fitting.

As Mayer of Municipality provided quality and expected timely services to public and finally was more popular than an elected leader of the area. Similarly, in natural disaster, managed relief activities as per the expectation of public in district Farrukhabad, went and walked in deep water to manage efficiently. As a result overnight I became hero in public and media. The desire to serve forces me to walk deep into water for more than 5 kilometers to take stock of situation first hand. Wherever I was posted, I became leader by serving public qualitatively and timely.

Though still in job, but the strong desire compelled me to serve. So I launched my own site to make people happy by resolving conflicts and counseling to provide right path, direction. This activity is in parallel to my permanent job which is free of cost. If one will read my site thoroughly, one can easily read my mindset and thought process without any fail.

Since my mindset, style of working and thinking is matching with the Guru Robert K. Greenleaf, so I would like to associate with your Greenleaf center to further the mission of servant leadership concept.

Please guide me future course of action. Hoping a prompt reply.


Perform or Go

The slogan ‘The change we can believe in’ made Obama President because he proved himself as agent of change during his election. Likewise Mamta also projected and proved herself as a agent of change against mighty CPM and got thumping majority. Both are good public figure- being not corrupt and fighter for public causes. Obama made history by becoming first black president while Mamta made history by devastating 34 years strong citadel of CPM.

The assemblies election is very much affected by Baba Ram Dev and Anna, but not visible. Baba planted tree to fight against corruption through his Swabhiman awareness campaign and Anna irrigated it by sitting on Jantar Mantar. This way duo paves the way to charge the battery against corruption, non-performer and bad governance. The recently charged atmosphere helps in bring down the non performer-WB and corrupt-TN and promoted Tarun Gagoi as he acted otherwise to perform- astonishing third time come back.

Keeping the result of Shiv Raj Chauhan(MP), Shila Dixit(Delhi), Narendra Modi(Gujrat),Nitish Kumar(Bihar) and Tarun Gagoi(Assam) in view, we can say to regain power in India politics, CMs have to perform now. This is a good trend and happy news for Indians. The main hurdle in performance is corruption. This also implies, now public will not tolerate corruption on the part of public and political actors. This is well proved if we see in the light of self- giving support of public to AnnaJi.

Thanks and Regards,

Heera Lal

Cell: 9412493734