What is the meaning of the ninth concept and why was it written?
The Ninth Concept pertains to the guiding rules of the "formal" A.A. service structure.
9. Good service leadership at all levels is indispensable for our future functioning and safety. Primary world service leadership, once exercised by the founders, must necessarily be assumed by the trustees.
- Do we discuss how we can best strengthen the composition and leadership of our future trusted servants?
- Do we recognize the need for group officers? What is our criteria for election? Do we sometimes give a position to someone "because it would be good for them?"
- Do I set a positive leadership example?
It was written to give some concept of how things should be run once the founders of AA passed on.