The joy of leadership is in the gift of knowledge that you give, not in what you receive in return. The purpose of giving is not to receive back in full measure. If you give solely with the expectation of receiving something in return, you are really not giving—you’re swapping. If you receive something in return of your gift, what you receive is a bonus—not a repayment of debt.
There are people surrounding you today who could use your experience, advice, and counsel. Just look around . . . people are desperate for help and do not know where to go or who to turn to. You have the experience to make a profound difference in their life just by sharing your knowledge.
The average person has great intentions of making a difference. Intentions do not accomplish anything. The people who find success make the conscious decision to step out and make a difference. I hope you will make that decision.
If you want to achieve extraordinary results with class, read and apply The First Two Rules of Leadership: Don’t be Stupid. Don’t Be a Jerk. It will help improve morale, decrease turnover, increase everyone’s job satisfaction, and you will have a whole lot more fun leading.
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