"For, said he, who serves his fellows is of all his fellows greatest!" —Meteu, quoting Chingachgook
This idea of servant-leadership keeps popping up in locations beyond the Ordeal ceremony. Certain religious faiths use ideas like this in their teachings and civic leaders have used this point, too; Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in his "Drum Major Instinct" speech, focuses on the fact that anyone can lead because anyone can serve. This idea of servant-leadership also means that you cannot lead and expect others to follow if you are not willing to do what you are asking your followers to do. This is crucial to the success of the leader and the team.
The Order of the Arrow stresses this idea of servant leadership in all that it does. Each Arrowman is charged to serve those that put them in the Order, that is, their units. As lodge chief, I serve the lodge. The lodge serves the council. We, as Scouting's honor campers, serve our communities and our fellow man.
This begs the question that we must always ask ourselves: "How am I serving my fellow man?" As members of the Order of the Arrow, our sash identifies us, but even without the sash, we should be identifiable as ones who live out the ideals of a Brotherhood of Cheerful Service. After all, when we were elected into the Order of the Arrow, we did not have a sash; our fellow Scouts were still able to discern these qualities about us. They could tell we had seen the arrow, even if we were unable to know we had seen it ourselves. It is why we wear the arrow on our sash.
In short, if you want to lead, serve.
Yours in Brotherhood,