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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Illinois Leadership Competencies: Community/Society: Service Minded

How is Somebody Service Minded?

"Love cannot remain by itself — it has no meaning. Love has to be put into action and that action is service."

--Mother Theresa

In the grand scheme of a community and society, acts of service give reality to the thought-processes in social justice and global competence. A  leader who is service-minded will find meaning in their work through their service to others. Similarly they will work as a model to others by engaging in service in and outside of their community. 

The resources in this guide are intended to offer you a variety of ways to contribute to society. Volunteering will not only provide shape to your own leadership abilities but also give shape to the community you are a part of. 

Books on Servant Minded

Positive Power of Servant Leadership by Tom Thibodeau

Fiction and Films on Servant Leadership