0916_Servant Leadership (2)

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Learn what it takes to be a great leader

[Steve & Hazel]

Manage your time.

[Chip & Vicky]

Like Leo, servant leaders serve those they lead. Instead of focusing on themselves, they work for the benefit of others. Servant leadership is not so much about developing organizations as it is about developing people. But that doesn’t mean organizations should be neglected. By caring for their followers, servant leaders help them be the best they can be. As a result, the organization has the advantage of happy, healthy and creative workers.
Robert Greenleaf thought that the effect leaders had on others was the best 
testament /ˈtestəmənt/ (clear proof) to their success. Did the people they served become freer, healthier and wiser? Were their followers more likely to serve others themselves? Did their organizations make the world a better place? Successful servant leaders should be able to answer yes to all of these questions.
Though Robert Greenleaf first introduced
servant leadership in 1970, his ideas remain vitally important today. If society hopes to build a better future, it will need good leaders – servant leaders.

[Traditional Chinese Translation]

[More Information]

 

[Ashley & Ken]

K: Hey, Ashley. Do you think that I would be a good waitress?
A: No, not at all.
K: Why not?
A: Ken, a waitress is a woman that serves customers food. A waiter is a man that serves food. So I think you’ll be a great waiter.
K: Oh, my mistake. I sometimes get the two words confused.
A: That’s OK. You know, to solve your problem why not just call them servers. It’s more politically correct and common to say server. You know, I used to be a server.
K: Really, how was that?
A: It was really difficult to please customers. If I didn’t provide good service then I didn’t get good tips.
K: You know, one of the benefits of eating out in Asia is you don’t have to tip a server.
A: Yes, it’s the same in Great Britain and in most of Europe. A service charge is already added to the bill so you don’t have to worry about tipping. But in most American restaurants, you are supposed to tip. If you don’t,
you could really offend someone.
K: Oh, I know. It’s happen to me before. How much money did you make as a server?
A: Let
s see. One time I received $100 in tips. Now that was a great night. It depended on how busy we were. However customers are encouraged to tip at least 15% of their meal cost. So let’s say your total bill is $35. 15% of $35 is $5.25.
K: Hmm, Ashley, sometimes I like to tip more than 15%.
A: Oh, me too. Being a server is hard work and if the service is really good then usually I would
tip 20 to 30%. But you should always tip at least 15%.
K: Well, thanks for the tips.
A: No problem.

今天這一課探討servant(僕人),另外一個字server指的是服務生,我們知道餐廳的服務生有分waiter(男性服務生)以及waitress(女服務生),而現在更普遍的用詞是沒有性別區分的server,講到server我們可以來談service charge(服務費),在美國大多數的餐廳是沒有服務費的,因此美國人的習慣就是要tip(給小費)。在美國如果你去餐廳吃飯,只要有人帶位或是有服務生到你的餐桌服務的這種餐廳就得要給小費。給的數目通常是15%20%[Liz]

All too often people become leaders because they want power and money.
[Tips] 
all ~ usually use it to mean “whole” or “complete”. Here we use it to follow by “too often” – “all too often.” In this case “all” means “extremely,” “all too often” means “very often” or “extremely common.”
->It’s extremely common for people to become leaders because they want power and money.
*It’s
all too strange to see him sneaking into the manager’s office.
*This sloppy job is
all too typical of the king of work he does!

[Michelle]

 

advantage (n) 好處,優勢
The advantages of working in a big firm include higher benefits and stability.
在大公司工作的好處包括更好的福利以及穩定性。
The mayor will be
at a distinct advantage if he wants to run for election.
市長如果要競選連任的話會佔很明顯的優勢。
The disadvantage of sharing an apartment is the lack of privacy.
一起分租公寓的缺點就是缺乏隱私。
testament (n)
證明,證據    (to)
The company’s sales figures are a testament to the success of their new product.
公司的銷售數字是他們這項新產品成功的證明。
His brilliant artwork is a testament to the artist’s astonishing talent.
這位藝術家非凡的藝術作品證明他的才華令人驚嘆。
vitally (adv)
絕對,極其
The new health policy will be
vitally important to all people.
這個新的健保政策對所有的人都極其的重要。
Parents’ relationships with their children are vitally important.
父母親和孩子們的關係極其的重要。

[Vocabulary]

neglect (v) 忽視
follower (n)
追隨者
advantage (n)
優勢,好處
testament (n)
證明,證據
vitally (adv)
極其,緊要地

 

neglect, offend, follower, advantage, testament, public servant, public official, brilliant, astonishing, talent, vitally important

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