Leaders in a Change of Era

Why are service leaders necessary?

The future of societies is unwritten and whether the future will be better or worse largely depends on the quality of our leaders. That’s why it’s necessary to take identifying and training leaders very seriously. The problem is that there seems to be a consensus of whether there is in fact a lack of capable leaders who are truly committed to the common good.

Essential conditions of service leadership and challenges

What are the essential characteristics of a true leader? We believe that true leaders have various essential characteristics:

They are aware of their vocation to serve others, and are therefore profoundly humble;

They assume their responsibility and act decisively and enthusiastically to for the good of those who have placed their trust in them;

They have a powerful supernatural vision and let themselves be guided by it, even if they feel unworthy and unprepared;

They possess a series of virtues including prudence, fortitude, justice and temperance;

They trust the people they serve and know how to accompany them in order to give the best of themselves;

They have a keen sense of time and space, which allows them to adapt their actions to the needs and circumstances of the people who have placed their trust in them;

They have been tested with life’s hardships and have come out of difficult situations even stronger.

In addition to these essential characteristics, there are other features often found in leaders and their close collaborators:

  • HIGH INTELLECTUAL POTENTIAL
  • EMPATHY
  • JUDGEMENT
  • STRATEGIC VISION
  • MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION SKILLS
  • ADVANCED COMMUNICATION AND PERSUASION SKILLS
  • RESILIENCE AND MORAL INTEGRITY