The Selfless Spirit

by Jun 25, 2019

Ambition can be a great motivator but your actual actions should not be based on personal gain in the workplace, rather with a selflessness that moves the team and organization forward. This constructive quality over one’s ego is one that distinguishes a responsible and respected leader. Warren Buffett lauds this quality in leaders and to  the famous Scottish philosopher Thomas Carlyle once observed that, “everywhere in life, the true question is not what we gain, but what we do.” Whatever your position, be counted on to act in the interest of the team rather than just your self interest. 

 

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“Never let the challenges you face in life defeat your spirit…be a leader by your actions, by your words, define your dream…make it happen no matter what the hurdles or obstacles may be”

Challenges can provide opportunities for demonstrating leadership. When these moments arise, planing and acting on your goal displays leadership.  As doctor Robert S.D. Higgins observed in his commencement address to Skidmore College : Never let the challenges you...

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