Leaders of spirit

Participants as leaders of functional groups

Functional groups

We hope that participants in The Value of Life are leaders, or potential leaders, of positive projects that also have members. Members are expected to “belong” to their organisations and to society at large, and to contribute as members. This is solidarity. However, solidarity goes both ways. Functional groups act on behalf of their members and stakeholders. One-way solidarity is not effective. In order for members to want to belong to a group, and make a commitment to it, they have to see that it is functional.

What is a functional group? We have seen that groups are also individuals, and functional individuals have the following:

a name;

an identity;

a clearly stated, ennobling and inspiring vision and mission;

a clear set of ideals and values;

a clear «code of honour» that protects their ideals and values;

a live, ongoing connection and relationship with the Divine.

A functional group must, therefore, also have these.

Practical tasks

Do you have a name and identity for your project? If not, what are you doing to fulfil this need?

Can you state the vision and mission of your project? If not, what steps are you taking to define the vision and mission of your project?

Do you have a clear set of ideals and values of your project? If not, what will you do to define them, and in what timeframe?

Do you have a clear code of conduct for your project? If not, what will you do to define it, and in what timeframe?

Does your project have a live connection and relationship with the Divine? If not, how you going to begin to establish this, and when?