“Servant Leadership”?

first_img“Servant Leadership”?by Gail Riecken, Editor Of The CCC Statehouse NewsJanuary 25, 2019Have you heard the term “Servant leadership”? I am hearing it more and more from newer politicians. At first, I thought it was because they didn’t want to call themselves politicians, as the term seems to have some negativity these days.I now think there is another reason, a legitimate reason. These politicians don’t want any confusion about why they are in politics. They want you and me to appreciate they are in their positions to serve us, their constituents, and they are serious about it.The term – “Servant leadership” – what difference does it really make?  I thought about that when I read a recent article about a conversation between two legislators on the floor of the State legislatureOn January 17 Rep. Ryan Hatfield presented an amendment to HB1006 on second reading. The amendment language would mandate a certain annual report from the Department of Child Services (DCS) to the Commission on the Improvement of the Status of Children. The intent of the report would be to monitor caseworkers’ caseload so that they are able to do a good job for the children in their charge.Rep. Dave Frizzell, standing in opposition to Hatfield’s amendment, said according to the Statehouse File report, “Rep. Hatfield, I can make this promise to you, that we will update people about what’s happening with our caseworkers”.I think he was really saying, “We will let you and the public know what we want you to know when we want to tell you”.“Servant Leadership”, then, would have addressed the response a little differently. The response would have been direct, honest, respectful and trustworthy. It would have focused on the people’s interest to have information.A“Servant leader” might have presented a solution. It might have been to bring the amendment language before the legislative council for a summer study committee where participants might come up with compromise.I am convinced the concepts of “Servant leadership” have real value in politics in the legislature.  At least that focus, that reminder, would go a long way toward doing more than making promises.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

NPFL: Plateau Utd Extends Lead

first_imgThe Oluyole Warriors were forced to a 1-1 draw by the Sky Blue Stars in yesterday’s Match-day 30 clash at the Gateway International Stadium in Sagamu.Moses James gave the Ibadan landlords the lead while Ekene Awazie evened the scores for the Remo side in added minutes of the keenly contested clash.Amoo said ruefully that he hopes the missed opportunity to win at Remo Stars does not hurt his side in the final reckoning.“I thought we have grabbed our first away win of the season only for Remo Stars to earn the equaliser in the additional minutes of the game.“It’s an outright and total loss of concentration on our part, it beats my imagination how we openly missed the golden opportunity, I really lacked the right words to explain what happened.“The away draw looks exactly like an away loss for me considering the time we conceded the equalising goal.“This lost opportunity to ink our first away win has taught us a big lesson to play till the last whistle.“I just hope and pray the missed chance at Remo Stars does not turn around to hurt us at the end of the day.“As you can see the implication could be serious. However, we just have to take the outcome in good faith to see how we can quickly make amends in other matches.“The draw meant that we must do more in the next home match against former champions Enyimba.“It’s certainly going to be tough against Enyimba but we must rise to the occasion to ensure we take the three points at stake,” said the former Sunshine Stars coach to supersport.com.The draw at Remo Stars takes the Ibadan landlords’ total earning to 37 points from possible 90 in the 30-week-old top-flight.MATCH DAY 30Enyimba 2-1 Lobi StarsGombe Utd 0-0 Niger TornadoesAbia Warriors 0-0 Akwa UtdNasarawa Utd 2-1 El KanemiRivers Utd 0-1 Sunshine StarsRemo Utd 1-1 Shooting StarsKatsina Utd 1-0 Kano PillarsWikki Tourists 1-0 ABSPlateau Utd 1-0 IfeanyiUbahRangers Vs MFM (Suspended)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Plateau United extended its leadership of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) with a 1-0 defeat of FC Ifeanyiubah in a Match-day 30 clash in Jos yesterday.With MFM FC versus Rangers clash in Enugu postponed till today due to heavy down pour, Plateau is comfortably straddled on the top of the topflight on 54 points from 30 games. MFM is second on 49 points from 29 matches. Akwa United is third on 47 points from same 49 matches.In Sagamu, Head Coach, of embattled Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC), Fatai Amoo, was flabbergasted at his side’s inability to grab their first away win at top-flight newcomers Remo Stars.last_img read more