American author Dr Eugene B. Habecker is quoted saying “The true leader serves. Serves people. Serves their best interests and in doing so, will not always be popular, may not always impress. But because true leaders are motivated by loving concern than a desire for personal glory, they are willing to pay the price.”
Kneeling down in front of those you lead is not a sign of weakness.
Using words like ‘Please‘ & ‘Thank you.’ does not make you any less of a leader.
Saying ‘I am sorry, I made a mistake‘ does not make one any less of a good leader.
For there is immense power in vulnerability, humility and honesty. At Lebone Rivoningo Developments, we believe in the ethos of serving. We are an organization rooted in the active and lively streets of the township community where the needs of the people are our most prized possession.
Our existence is for the benefit of our broader community with its many components that often inter-related.
People need to be heard, appreciated and their presence, always acknowledged. In the words of soul songstress, India Arie, in her latest body of work simply titled “Worthy” released in 2019, “Everyone of us is worthy.”
Humanity and ubuntu dictates that we embody the values of human rights as enshrined by our constitution. Being human, means having a special kind of understanding and compassion for the multifaceted elements that make up personal development. The kind of compassion that listens, observes without judging, is open to change and has heart.
It’s is a special type of understanding that comes from a place of love. For we all know that all good things of the world, thrive when they are rooted from a foundation of love.
Our cups are so full that serving is one of the ways we show our commitment to the vision and bigger picture of the organization. To serve is in us. To serve makes us whole. To serve gives us meaning to what we do. And we do all of this, because we value what we do and we find pleasure in making a difference. We find pleasure in being at your service.
To all our mentors, who dedicate their time, efforts and at times, finances in order to ignite the fire that makes more magic at Lebone. We salute you.
To all our stakeholders that work consistently to lend support, care and guidance, where needed. We are thankful and encouraged by the partnership.
We are anchored to serve our community, a need epitomized so beautifully by our former president, the late Nelson Mandela when he said “A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of“
We are here to serve.
We are here to help.
We are here for you.