The Kappa Quarterly (July 2012)
Sunday, July 01, 2012
Leadership - It Starts with the Desire to Serve
What do a police department in Wisconsin, an investment firm in Texas and an insurance provider in North Carolina all have in common with our Fraternity?
We all believe that it starts with the desire to serve and in the leadership philosophy first introduced by Robert K. Greenleaf in his 1970 essay, The Servant as Leader. In August of 2011, Phi Kappa Theta officially partnered with the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership. Since then, the partnership has meant access to the Center's vast library of written materials on the topic of servant leadership and access to the Center's professional staff to assist with designing workshops for our Regional Leadership Conferences.
Fraternal - Will you Answer the Call?
New Volunteer Opportunities Now Available
Since our founding, we have been honored to have so many alumni serve our brothers as long term chapter advisors. Fraternity giants like brothers John Rouman (New Hampshire Advisor), Jack Peterson (Kansas State Advisor), and Fr. Erwin Schweigardt (RPI Advisor) are just a few examples of alumni advisors who have been serving our brothers for decades. These are just a few of the alumni who have dedicated their lives to the good of our Fraternity, and we are so blessed to call these men brothers.
Intellectual - Brother's Art is Turning Heads
Excellence Beyond the Classroom
Pablo Picasso once opined that all children are artists, but few people can remain artists once they grow up. Drawing comes as naturally to children as their imaginations do. The moment they can grasp a crayon or marker they set out to not only draw their homes, dogs, brothers or sisters, but they draw the monsters that live in their closet and the mythical creatures and superheros who will save the day. Children, like all good artists, tell us something about themselves by what they put on paper. Somewhere along the line most people give up this childhood love.
Social - The World Needs Servant Leaders
Brother Marco Villar (WPI '13) to be Recognized
Phi Kappa Theta recognizes this need and actively develops men to become effective leaders who will passionately serve society, Fraternity and God.
To continue to build this into our Fraternity's culture, we announced the establishment of our Individual Servant Leadership Award program. This program was designed allow brothers to nominate those brothers who exemplify the characteristics of servant leadership. One of the characteristics often associated with servant leaders is humility.
Spiritual - What Do You Do?
Does This Question Sound Familiar?
For all of us who have ever met someone new, that initial exchange always goes something like this:
Them: "Nice to meet you, I'm (their name) with (their company)"
You: "Hi, nice to meet you I'm (your name ) with (your company)"
Them: "So what do you do at (your company)?"
You: "I'm a (your title), I am in charge of/ do (list of the activities or job responsibilities you have) and you?"