Serving Others No Matter How You Lead

While still in the deep physical and economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are seeing unprecedented needs across our industries and communities.

People in need of food. Medical offices needing supplies. Businesses need support just to make it through. Neighborhoods needing something positive.

And we continue to see people helping people. Businesses meeting individuals’ needs. People coming to the aid of organizations and businesses.

It’s in a matter of crisis such as this that we see what human nature is all about. It’s encouraging to see the positive behavior that comes from serving others.

But while we also see the rise of good in people, we may not see the self-serving nature of those that take advantage of these times for their own ambition. Why? Because they are busy serving others as well.

It’s always a good time to serve others. Just not with yourself in the front of the line.

Some leaders are still focused on making their numbers if at all possible, climbing the corporate ladder, or gaining status and bragging rights. And yet they know that they need to be more than just “greedy” at a time like this, so they spend more time looking at how to serve others and meet the needs that are rampant in a crisis.

This example of leadership facade gets hidden through the efforts of meeting a crisis. Usually the facade is not seen until sometime after the crisis is over.

But what’s truly interesting in this is that whether from having a genuine care for others or from selfish ambition, the willingness and focus on serving others comes through. And this exposes what true leadership is at it’s core.

It’s in a matter of crisis such as this that we see what human nature is all about. It’s encouraging to see the positive behavior that comes from serving others.

How ironic that the main purpose of pure leadership is exemplified on both sides of the leadership coin.

It’s always a good time to serve others. Just not with yourself in the front of the line.

(image: pixabay/canva/upwardsleader)

About Paul LaRue

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

Posted on April.12.2020, in Leadership and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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