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Servant Leadership and World Federalism

The constitutional ratification contest that HRG has advocated needs to be conducted in an even-handed way. Its managers should take no position regarding any Proposal while giving equal service and publicity to all Proposals. "Servant Leadership" is appropriate for this style of management, while dominating, self-serving leadership would be antithetical to it.

"Servant leadership" is an altruistic style of management that has always been observable in societies characterized by harmony and egalitarianism. A Quaker management consultant named Robert K. Greenleaf wrote several books on the subject, noting that an individual aspiring to dominant leadership tends to have insatiable ambition for power and/or wealth. In contrast, a servant leader responds to feedback from subordinates. In private business this approach has proven very effective and enhances profits more consistently than the dominating style of management. In contemplating world federation, aspirations for enhancing happiness for all humanity [rather than for some particular nation, race, social class, religion or other group] will be characteristic of servant leaders and managers who share a commitment to egalitarianism.

HRG seeks to minimize dominating management and maximize servant leadership throughout the entire global institutional matrix. The ratifiability hurdle of HRG's proposed competitive contest for World Federation Proposals would make any proposal characterized by dominating leadership unlikely to achieve ratification, raising hope that servant leadership will be the model for choosing administrators of the Supra-National Federation when a Proposal is finally ratified.