My greatest joy, both when I was a teacher and now as JCS Executive Director, is to see Mongolians in leadership. It is very true what Jack Welch1 said, “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is about growing others.”
The JCS Vision 20/20 echoes precisely this philosophy. Vision 20/20 is our Strategic Plan for 2016-2020. Its central thrust focus is capacity building and mentoring of leadership. JCS wants to grow others and empower them to be leaders. The uniqueness of JCS leadership is not to produce more followers but to create leaders! This has been proven in many JCS projects, which have become independent of JCS. Many of our project employees became executives of business cooperatives or NGOs; these former projects not only continue in their own right but flourish under their own leadership. JCS aspires to inspire. We want to see these partners grow from strength to strength in order to achieve their full potential.
As you read Dr. Altankhuyag’s story From Confrontation to Commitment in this issue of Horizons, I believe you will be in awe of God’s power to save, to sustain, to transform, and to call people into leadership! Altankhuyag is the first Mongolian taking on the role as one of the Directors on the JCS Leadership Team.
His story demonstrates that the success of JCS is that JCS, in partnership with God, seeks to prepare young people, to become leaders, empowering them to lead and challenging them to make leaders of future generations. We pray that by the year 2020, JCS will have more Mongolians leading JCS with skill and integrity, bringing about transformation in their own communities. We want to see greatness in the people we serve.
1 Jack Welch was the former CEO of General Electric from 1981 to 2001. During his tenure as CEO, the company’s value rose by 4,000%.