The members of a true community behave in a way that says, “I watch out for you." A leader who takes seriously their organization’s responsibility to contribute resources and time to their community enriches life for everyone. Yet in the fray of crisis and drive for results, it’s easy to put off until tomorrow the needs of those just beyond our front door. Take time to define what you consider to be your own community, and do as much as you can to help. When you make it your mission to support the success of your community, the rewards can be the most gratifying of your career.
- In what ways does my organization impact the communities we inhabit and serve?
- What are the best and worst potential outcomes for being a more active supporter of our communities?
- What tangible steps can my team and I take in the year ahead to help those less fortunate / more in need than ourselves?
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Note: Over 100 of these tips appear in my book: Beyond Effective: Practices in Self-aware Leadership. Click on the image of the book for more information.
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