Offer UP What You Have

offer up

One of the greatest feelings to experience is that of being a part of a group of people that put the needs of others first.

No doubt you have seen this in unselfish rescue attempts, employees meeting customer needs, and sports players forsaking personal gains for the good of the team.

It’s an honor and a privilege to be on teams in which people serve others. The only way to do that is to get everyone to offer UP what they have.

Leaders of all walks of industry have been given gifts, talents in which to bless their fellow citizens. Gifts are not something we keep; they only have value when we give them up to someone.

This can only be done in two ways. First, the leader must serve selflessly. They must give up their personal agendas, and even their preferences, to serve others with their talents. Second, they must become the example by consistent and congruent service and train and encourage their people to do so as well.

When an environment is set in which people can give to others without having to watch their back or hold onto their job security, new leaders flourish that will step up to take care of the needs of the customers, team, or individuals.

It’s more than reaping what we sow, and giving to get. It’s giving, plain and simple, to simply see others enjoy what you’ve given. Whether it’s extra time training a staff member, reaching out to the urgent needs of a client, or taking time to listen to a child, we can only impact our world in a more positive fashion by giving UP what we have to offer.

We see this in action from time to time, but how much more it can be out there. Let’s make a commitment to offer UP what we have to the edification of those around us.

 

(image: operationmeditations.com)

 

 

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About Paul LaRue

My goal - To encourage you to lead & influence others with positive impact.

Posted on August.31.2014, in Character-based Leadership, Inspiration, Leadership. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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