To Lead, First You Must Follow
Crosscare aspires to be a service organisation. We want to develop the concept of servant leadership‚ a philosophy which suggests that every person can become a leader by first serving and then, through conscious choice‚ leading.
What we believe we can achieve with Servant Leadership throughout Crosscare:
We are first a servant of those we lead. We are a teacher‚ a source of information and knowledge‚ and a standard setter more than a giver of directions.
We see things through the eyes of our service users. We put ourselves in others’ shoes to help them make their dreams come true and reach their full potential.
We have faith in people. We believe in them. We do not hold people down – we lift them up.
We use our heart as well as our head. After we have looked at the facts with our head‚ we let our heart take a look too.
We can be led. We are not interested in having our own way‚ but in finding the best way. We have an open mind.
Servant Leadership Training Autumn 2014