I’ve been an MDRT member for more than 30 years. During that time, I’ve served on numerous committees and task forces where I got to rub elbows with great leaders. From those experiences, I’ve found that an important part of life is seeking to serve, not to shine.
The desire to shine can cause you to get in your own way. Instead, the key to shining is to enrich the lives of others and put them first. To do this, think about how you can help them reach their goals and aspirations.
When you help others get what they want, you eventually get everything you want. This creates an inner shine that never goes away.
As you start a new year, open your mind and heart to the virtues of humility, kindness and justice. The world desperately needs more of each. And it can use you, too, as you lead others from a mindset of servant leadership.
Thomas Levasseur is a 33-year MDRT member and a Court of the Table member from Dover, New Hampshire, USA.
For more about leadership:
- Read “The 5 levels of leadership,” from John Maxwell [MDRT member exclusive, available in 10 languages]
- Read “Leadership from the inside out,” from Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo [MDRT member exclusive]
- Watch “Drive results with the 8 pillars of trust,” from David Horsager [MDRT member exclusive]
Tom is a great example and I greatly enjoy watching him ‘in action’
Life member, TOT
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