Leadership Minute: Called To Serve


Leadership is an opportunity to serve. It is not a trumpet call to self-importance. – J. Donald Walters

When was the last time you gave consideration to the meaning of your leadership? Is it about climbing the corporate ladder? Perhaps it’s achieving a certain status or rank within your organization? These are not necessarily bad things unto themselves but in the larger meaning of leadership I submit it’s missing the point. At the heart of leadership is a desire and willingness to serve and develop others. It’s about discovering the seeds of greatness in others and doing your part to help it grow. Leadership comes with privileges and responsibilities and at its pinnacle is the realization that it’s not about you. Find the joy and meaning of true leadership by serving others.


About dougdickerson

I am an internationally recognized leadership speaker, columnist, and author. My books include: "Leaders Without Borders: 9 Essentials for Everyday Leaders", "Great Leaders Wanted", "Leadership by the Numbers", and "It Only Takes a Minute: Daily Inspiration for Leaders on the Move". I live outside beautiful Charleston, South Carolina.
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2 Responses to Leadership Minute: Called To Serve

  1. John Smith says:

    Reblogged this on THE STRATEGIC LEARNER and commented:
    Another stab at self-important leaders …


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