Voorzitter College van Bestuur
In: Uncategorized7 Jun 2011
I have blogged before about my fascination with the concept of servant leadership. I don’t want to be messianic about it, it’s just a notion of leadership that has inspired me for a long time. Recently I read something about IBM preparing for its centennial celebration that struck me as very interesting:
“The IBM Centennial celebration on June 15 is a birthday party for the world. It is not cake, candles, and fancy dress but more of a roll-up-you-sleeves-to-work day. Nearly 300,000 IBMers and family members have pledged at least 8 hours of service in 120 countries through over 3,500 projects that draw on IBM tools and capabilities. And new tools have been developed for ongoing use by social causes. This is not lip service; it’s authentic service.” (From Rosabeth Moss Kanter’s blog in HBR online). This made me think: what a wonderful idea it would be to organise something similar for the 2013 celebrations of Erasmus University. In this case, I think we are allowed to steal shamelessly and with pride from IBM; in fact I am sure they would encourage us to do so. Any takers?
Pauline van der Meer Mohr is president of the Executive Board and is responsible for general administrative matters, such as the relationship with the Board of Trustees and the University Council. She focuses on the strategic policy, international affairs and external contacts, including the Rotterdam region, industry and other knowledge institutions.