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LA15 總監的話

放下纏累,重新啟動

過去一年,有一句說話我們常常掛在口邊:勿忘初衷。

什麼是初衷?有什麼東西、什麼環境會使我們忘掉這初衷?今年Leadership Academy的主題,叫作”City Reboot”,用電腦愈跑愈慢的情況作比喻,清除纏累,重新啟動,重尋城市的初衷,也重新認識,怎樣的領袖,才會使這個世界變得美好。

是的,不是所有領袖都會帶來美好。

有些領袖,只求自己的利益,其他人都成為被利用的棋子。

有些領袖,享受一呼百應的優越,陶醉於被簇擁的掌聲中。

有些領袖,以自己的夢想為最高,看不見其他人的努力和意義。

領袖之為領袖,在於對世界的影響力。有些人憑藉想法而成為意見領袖(opinion leader);有些人參與公共政策的設定而成為政治領袖(political leader)……在不同範疇有影響力,就自然成為那個範疇中的領袖,但領袖的好壞,不在乎影響力,卻在乎人心的質地。

我們不是聖人,也無法成為完美的好人;人心總有幽暗之處,重點是,別讓幽暗肆意放大,多讓光明成為祝福。

「突破」其中一位創辦人蘇恩佩女士有一句名言:與其咒詛黑暗,不如燃燒自己。重新啟動,正好就是一次機會,給我們重新檢視自己內裡的光明和幽暗,有意識地選擇生命,有意識地帶來光明。

時勢艱難,願我們在這裡一起照亮時代。

梁柏堅
「突破」事工發展總監

LA2015 營主任的話

City Reboot!   A Word From Camp Manager

Dear LA 15 Campers, 

Welcome on board!  We will start a journey of 7 days together very soon.  What are your feelings now?  Exciting? A bit worried of the unknown? Joyful?  Curious?

What are your expectations? What do you want to get and what are you willing to contribute?

The outcome depends on your choice and attitude.  The key is: the more you are involved in the process, the more you will experience and get!

The theme of this year is City Reboot!  What I can share with you now are the magic words I've got:

Compassion • Connection • Community
Reflect • Reimagine • Respond

In this era, many say that no one can represent himself/herself.  It seems that no one can be my boss and I'm my own boss.  It is true that everyone is unique, but at the same time, we are relational being in social context.  We are interdependent and complement each other.  We need each other and live as a community.

We believe that "There's a leader in you!"  Everyone is gifted with talents and has potential to develop leadership qualities.  If everyone can be leader, here comes the question: who are my followers?

Yes, you are a leader, and at the same time, you are a follower!   How can it be?  The answer is to be explored in the 7-day journey, and yet, it would be extended to a life-long one if you are genuine to your "self" and love your city.  Are you ready to say, "I do"?

You are blessed to have mentors, peers and all the committed staff and volunteers to travel with you.  Wish you a wonderful and fruitful journey! 

Yours truly,
Joey Shum
Camp Manager