Chapter 15

Becoming a SELFLESS Leader

Humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize winner Albert Schweitzer once said, “I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.” Conscious leaders are acutely aware of the importance of service in helping their organizations realize their highest potential. They also know that helping others leads to greater personal fulfillment and happiness.

Such leaders have learned the secret of the helpers’ high: we feel good when we make other people happy. Servant leaders embrace transpersonal values—goodness, justice, truth, love, the alleviation of suffering, the salvation or enlightenment of others, and so ...

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