7 Secrets of Servant Leadership That Will Lead You to Success

written by Michael Dauphinee on January 27th, 2015

Have you ever thought of a leader as being the servant to his employees? Servant leadership is the foundation for leading others effectively because it helps others be their best selves in all environments, says S. Chris Edmonds. These servant leaders share two fundamental beliefs: 1. Every person has value and deserves civility, trust and respect and 2. People can accomplish much when inspired by purpose beyond themselves. Servant leaders also engage in five practices that put these beliefs into actions: 1. Clarify and reinforce the need for service to others, 2. Listen intently and observe closely, 3. Act as selfless mentors, 4. Demonstrate persistence, and 5. Lovingly hold themselves and others accountable for their commitments.

If you are a leader, why not take the approach of becoming a servant leader? To read more on becoming a servant leader, click here.

3 Reasons Smart People Make Sure to Do What They Love

written by Michael Dauphinee on December 4th, 2014

How many hours do you work a week? 40…45…50…more? So many individuals work over their 40-hour weeks, which is about 40% of your time spent while awake! Do you love what you do or are you just working to make a living? You can actually enjoy and care about what you do and Minda tells of three reasons why that’s important:

  1. Work takes up a very big chunk of your life, as mentioned above; about 40% of your time awake is spent working.
  2. If you don’t love your work, sooner or later you’ll start sucking at it because all industries are constantly changing, you will sooner or later be required to go outside the 40-hours to attend events, take courses or do some reading.
  3. You can’t fake passion especially when you get into leadership or sales roles.

So make sure you love what you do, find something you are passionate about…find your purpose.

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Quote by William Shakespeare

written by Michael Dauphinee on November 28th, 2014

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” – William Shakespeare