Servant Leaders can Turn into Manipulators

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Servant Leaders can Turn into Manipulators
Andrea Kelly
Humans are intrinsically selfish, power seekers. And even when one starts out to seek the welfare of others, sometimes in the end one turns out to be a manipulator. It is the "pedagogue of the oppressed" (Paulo Freire). The oppressed normally turn around to become the oppressor. I also believe that the end result has to do with the intent and motive of the individual. These are often difficult to discern. However sometimes servant leaders who may or may not be in positions of authority rise up to change a situation. This is divinely bestowed. Learning to put others above self is something that we have to practise and desire to want to achieve. (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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  Self Fulfilling Assumptions
Daniel Loftin, Student (University), United States, Member
  The notion that human beings are intrinsically selfish seems to me to have an ideological basis. The idea of divine bestowal of the power to bring change is ideological as well.
These sorts of ideological assumptions often have the capacity to become self fulfilling, since our beliefs often predicate our actions and social participation. Putting others above oneself is a perpetuation of the dominance/submission paradigm which admittedly has plagued much of human society for millennia.


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Christopher St. Cyr, Analyst, United States, Member
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Brett E Holdeman, Student (University), United States, Member
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