A Month of Thanks – Day 23: Servant Leadership
While finding direction in his own life, HBI Executive Director Wayne Centrone first visited Perú over 30 years ago and was moved by the poverty, the suffering, and the vulnerability that he saw. His life was changed in a way that has enabled him to serve others.
Every day, by supporting and enabling HBI staff and volunteers, Wayne strengthens the foundations of HBI to change the lives of the marginalized people and children who we serve. Servant leadership is serving others by placing needs and interests of others ahead of self-interest. Servant leaders lead through active listening, through empathy, awareness, persuasion, commitment, and community building.
Sabino and Esther, the directors of Casa Girasoles Ica, remember a visit by Wayne several years ago. Wayne needed to excuse himself to participate in a very important Zoom meeting. However, unrelated, one of the boys in the home was upset and approached Wayne. Wayne made sure to mute his meeting and attend to the pressing needs of the child without any hesitation.
Dr. Wayne Centrone is indeed a servant leader, and today we’re thankful for him.
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