Just, Thriving, and Sustainable Communities
To eradicate economic roots of poverty, war, and racism by promoting Justice and democratization of ownership for every person through equal access to private property rights in productive capital. In the words of the indefatigable Buckminster Fuller, “To make the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time, through spontaneous cooperation, without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone.”
Our mission is to advance liberty and justice for every person through equal opportunity and access to the means to become capital owners. To achieve this we promote understanding of economic and social justice principles and the free market theory of binary economic. We develop practical applications, policy reforms and comprehensive strategies; and work with servant leaders, citizen-activists and other organizations to build justice-based enterprises, communities and nations of economically independent citizen-owners.
We will attain these goals through what we believe is the most important factor, “Justice Base Leadership” (JBL). This is a philosophy that aligns individual and group values, mission, actions, structures, and systems around a shared understanding of, and adherence to, clearly defined and universal principles of social and economic justice. It relates to the development of an individual business or organization, as well as to a larger economic or political system.
To value oneself and, at the same time, subordinate oneself to a higher purpose and principles is the paradoxical essence of highest humanity and the foundation of effective Justice-based leadership. To understand the corruptibility of concentrated power (including within oneself as the leader), and to institutionalize effective checks-and-balances within the system to prevent such concentration, is the responsibility of a justice based leader.
JBL encompasses concepts of “Servant Leadership” transformational leadership, and “principle – centered leadership,” all of which recognize the impact of personal and organizational values on the behavior, performance and development of the leader, other members, and the organization as a whole.
Reflected in the JBL philosophy are three aspects of servant leadership: trust, appreciation, and empowerment of others. The four components of transformational leadership embodied in JBL are: charisma or idealized influence (the leader as a role model)’ inspirational motivation, intellectual stimulation, and consideration of the individual. As expressed in JBL, the components of principle- centered leadership include a persons’ character, competence, and commitment to natural law principles.
Principle – based leaders build these principles into the center of their lives, their relationships with others, their agreements and contracts, and their mission statements and management processes.
The goal of SLCCB’s is to center all aspects of our lives (including our family, civic and work lives) on correct principles and for every person to develop a rich internal power, as well as personal economic power through capital ownership. Empowerment of others, a fundamental objective of Justice based Leadership, comes about when both principles and practices of justice are understood and applied at all levels of an organization and society.
The challenge to justice – based leaders is to promote a culture that develops, enriches and empowers each member of the group and thereby strengthens the whole. Justice-based leadership drives a dynamic process that seeks constantly to create structures, systems and institutions that decentralize power, and that teach, empower and inspire every person to become a justice-base leader.