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The Serving Leader by Ken Jennings, John Stahl-Wert

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ACTION: BLAZE THE TRAIL

Dad and Mom headed back to the hospital this morning to review results from yesterday’s tests. He is resolved about not wanting any medical heroics that will add no real value to the time he has left. They are considering, however, a round of radiation to deal with an intestinal blockage caused by tumor growth—we know, now, why Dad has no appetite.

I feel I should postpone my schedule. As much as Dad wants me out in the streets, I feel I should be spending time with him. My head’s filling up with facts, principles, and diagrams, but my heart needs—I don’t know what my heart needs. Instruction? Engagement? If I’m learning anything, I’m learning that the Serving Leader model can’t be understood through principles and diagrams ...

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