We’d like to thank Engr. Efren Reyes for sharing his life with us yesterday during the Life Coaching Seminar conducted at Science and Technology Training Center. He spoke about Servant Leadership. It was attended by about 50 student leaders coming from various organizations in the campus.
Here’s the outline:
What a true servant leader is? What does it mean to embody the quality of servanthood?
A true servant leader:
1. Puts others ahead of his own agenda.
“It means INTENTIONALLY being AWARE of your people’s NEEDS, AVAILABLE to HELP them, and able to ACCEPT their DESIRES as important.”
2. Possesses the confidence to serve.
“Show me someone who THINKS he is too IMPORTANT to serve, and I’ll show you someone who is basically INSECURE.”
3. Initiates service to others.
“Great leaders SEE the NEED, SEIZE the OPPORTUNITY, and SERVE without EXPECTING anything in return.”
“Help offered when it is most NEEDED is help REMEMBERED.”
4. Is not position-conscious.
“You’ve got to LOVE your PEOPLE more than your POSITION.” – John Maxwell
“How can you TELL if you have a SERVANT ATTITUDE? By the way you REACT when you are TREATED like ONE.”- Anonymous
“A GREAT man is always WILLING to be LITTLE.”
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
5. Serves out of love.
6. Makes constant sacrifices.
“The true nature of leadership is really SACRIFICE.”
“Sacrifice is a CONSTANT in leadership.”
“When you become a leader, you LOSE the RIGHT to THINK about YOURSELF.”
– Gerald Brooks
As you rise in leadership, RESPONSIBILITIES increase and RIGHTS decrease.
If leaders have to GIVE up to GO up, then they have to give up EVEN MORE to STAY up.
The HIGHER the LEVEL of leadership you want to REACH, the GREATER the SACRIFICES you will have to MAKE.
“I don’t know what your DESTINY will be, but one thing I know: the ones among you who will be really HAPPY are those who have SOUGHT and FOUND HOW to SERVE.”
– Albert Schweitzer
This is still part of the ILEAD Month Celebration of the Supreme Student Council. Thanks to the different organizations who participated. We are always grateful of their support.
The event was chaired by Mr. Rudy Jumaran, the SSC Vice President.
Here are some of the comments of the participants.
“Wow! It was so amazing!
Hope this would happen again in order to train and re-train the leaders.” – Marlyn Gonzaga, AB Sociology
“It was a life-changing seminar. Also the speaker was a good communicator.”
“Well done. Best speaker I’ve ever heard.” –Richard Jay Gestupa
“Truly inspiring. Nice to know the SSC are inviting excellent speaker/s to strengthen leadership and encourage leaders. I hope this is not the last but the start. A speaker who speaks for good.” –Pearl Joy N. Palalio
“I’ve learned so much.” –Kriza Jane P. Gumahad
“Good job!! Marami kang malalaman sa mga tinuturi niya. Now I realize kung bakit grabeng magsacrifice ang mga leaders. Di boring makinig sa kanya.”
“EXCELLENT! Graveh the best, saying talaga pag hindi ako naka-atend ditto.”
“Well, I could say it’s a very nice workshop. It can open up our minds to think the right things to do. I’m so much thankful to have this seminar and being part of it.” –Rose Ann T.
“It is a nice experience to be a part of this Life Coaching Seminar. I have learned a lot and I hope many students will be also informed about the true Servanthood and Leadership means. Congratulations to the SSC. I’m looking forward that I can still join other seminar and activity of the SSC.”
“Major major madami akong natutunan. Alam mo napaisip ako kung puwede ba akong maging leader.”
“This seminar gave me an idea of what is really leadership about… I learned so many things in this seminar. May you continue to conduct leadership seminar because it is very helpful to our leaders.”
“Nice speaker. I’ve learned a lot. I think regarding his topic about leadership, he discussed well. Just continue to conduct this kind of program. Good am. “