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Sunday, August 16, 2009

The Gift of Leadership...Volunteer

Many people are leaders. One could argue that leaders are found in every group of people even when the groups are comprised of only two people. One or both of the people in the two-person group may lead the other in one aspect or another.

While leaders abound throughout our world, all leaders are not good and competent. Many of them are very poor and have no business leading others...ever. However, some people have been blessed with the gift of leadership. By that, I mean that they are good, solid, maybe outstanding leaders, who help people and organizations grow and flourish.

For those of you who are blessed with this gift of leadership, especially "blessed" leaders in the business world, your talents are in great demand. There are never enough competent leaders to go around.

I'm not talking about moving from one job to another one. By "great demand, I don't mean always moving up in organizations to broaden your scope of leadership, either. I'm writing about broadening your scope of leadership by using some of your talents outside your vocation.

Volunteer groups are plentiful and most are constantly in need of resources, primarily people, to help their causes. Churches, libraries, homeless shelters, hospitals -- the list goes on and on -- need the talent that you, gifted leaders have to offer. These organizations exist to help improve our planet and the creatures that inhabit it. I heard a sermon at my church today about our using our ability to influence people and things to help make the world a better place, to serve others.

As gifted, blessed leaders, you don't have to keep all your talent tied up at work. I challenge you to use your gifts for the common good. What opportunities and organizations do you know of that could use the gifts of talented leaders?

1 comment:

  1. We welcome business leaders to join our board at ArtSpace. Some of our best board members have been from the community and who have no children attending the school.


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