Servant leadership and influence.

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As we begin the Thanksgiving Weekend, I am reminded about something a mentor told me years ago. “You can’t keep what you have, unless you give it away”. Seems counter-intuitive, but when applied properly, it can make all the difference. Thanksgiving is not only about giving thanks, it’s an opportunity to give, period.

Serving others places great value in them and is an awesome motivator. It works with teammates, co-workers, loved ones, etc.. This means selflessly giving away your time, talent, wisdom and experience. Love others as you love yourself and you will gain the ability to influence others toward goals. Do this sacrificially and you get to keep that influence. People are more willing to follow a leader that sacrifices something for the cause. Find someone or something to pour love into, not only on Thanksgiving, but everyday.

4 thoughts on “Servant leadership and influence.

  1. I definitely agree with you on this. Sharing something of yourself to others is what gives meaning to your life. It gives you a sense of purpose and legacy in a way…It reminds me of a book I’ve read- Mitch Albom’s “Tuesdays with Morrie”. I recommend you read it if you haven’t already. 😊

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