A - Twenty
- 2 to complain that the light doesn't work.
- 1 to pass the problem to either another committee, Temple Board or Master of the Lodge.
- 3 to do a study on light in this Lodge.
- 2 to check out the types of lights approved by Grand Lodge.
- 3 to argue about it.
- 5 to plan a fund-raising dinner to raise money for the bulb.
- 2 to complain that "that's not the way we did it before."
- 1 to borrow a ladder, donate the bulb and install it.
- 1 to order the brass memorial plate and have it inscribed.
So which mason out of the twenty are you?
Freemasonry needs people who have good leadership skills, even if they don’t want to be leaders. Rank is the weakest form of leadership and a leader can be any member of the lodge who is driven to action. They see a need, take action and then withdraw back into the multitude without seeking reward (...sound familiar?).
Masonic leaders display ...
- A strong sense of responsibility
- A meticulous attention to detail
- An ambivalence about recognition
The traits of productive masonic leaders: they are collaborators and consider themselves part of the lodge, chosen to serve rather than being elevated to a high office, with emphasis on "we" rather than "I", "me" or "my". Often an individual's leadership abilities and tendencies can be easily identified by how many times they refer to themselves in this way.
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