BEING selfless is one of the good qualities that a school leader must show to his/her team.

As George Burns articulates, “When you stop giving and offering something to the rest of the world, it’s time to turn off the lights.” By putting others ahead of one’s self, one is nurturing an attitude of promoting someone over one’s interest.

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Selflessness is being worried about the benefit of others more than self. Albert Einstein once asserted, “A person first starts to live when he can live outside of himself.”

When you sow, you will reap. Better still, when you sow, others will reap or benefit from what you sow. Selflessness is when you do something for others without accepting any return or payments especially when others can never repay you.

For a school leader to be successful in his endeavors, he should sometimes take a subordinate role and promote the welfare of his team.

Arthur S. Cura

Alauli Elementary School

Masantol District