A True Leader Serves

A successful leader “Serves” others every day. J. C. Maxwell says he does 5 things every day. 1) Value People 2) Think of ways to add value to people 3) Look for ways to add value to people 4) Do things to add value to people 5) Encourage others to add value to people. Maxwell quotes several prominent leaders who admonish us to put others first and add value to them.
“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of someone else.” Benjamin Franklin
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Mahatma Ghandi
“I don’t know what your destiny will be but one thing I know: the ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve others.” Albert Schweitzer
“Everybody could be great because everybody can serve.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
In 2019, we must ask, what can i do to add value to people instead of what can people do to add value to me. Service over status!

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