Leaders make a difference in the world for many reasons. Let’s explore 3 ways that can amplify our leadership and increase our influence in the new year.
Serve a noble cause
When we serve a cause bigger than ourselves it changes how we see the world and our place in it. We begin to feel humble, respect others as individuals, and appreciate our own gifts. We understand that we are not the point of the story, but we are a point in the story. Living each day with purpose gives meaning to each step and we begin choosing only work that matters.
When we live knowing we are already blessed, we no longer have to strive to get the blessing.
Over time all physical things fade, but the life inside a person does not. This is why investing in people through our caring, listening, kindness, helpfulness, loving, and leading is the best investment we can make during our short time here. When we do this using our own unique giftings something magical happens and our life we are given deepens as our influence is amplified.
When we are the smartest person in the room, we are in the wrong room.
To lead well we know we choose to be curious when we experience circumstances or encounter people we don’t understand. We spend time with people wiser and smarter than us and purpose to not be the smartest person in the room. Below I have included a few links to a some resources that have helped me reshape my thinking.
In the new year let us find a noble cause that brings opportunity to learn and allows us to put the needs of others before our own. When we do, we will find we will have made change that matters in the lives of others and built a richer life for ourselves.
All In: How the Best Managers Create a Culture of Belief and Drive Big Results
By Adrian Gostik and Chester Elton
Jeff Brown’s Lead to Read
Seth’s blog at Seth Godin