This is my plea that everyone – employees and leaders alike – learns how to think outside of themselves.
That they look beyond their personal role to see how they impact the world around them.
That they try to improve the processes they work within.
That they reach out to those they work with to offer support when needed.
That they reach out to those they work with to offer a kick in the butt when needed.
That they step back and think about how the offhanded comment they made in a crowded room might have been interpreted.
That they realize that they made a positive difference in the lives of the people they interact with.
That they see their value in the world and know it spreads beyond those who see them every day.
That they recognize their power to influence…and use their power for good.
That they learn how to say “no” so that others say, “I understand.”
That they win with humility.
That they lose with grace.
That they never lose their love of learning – or that they discover it in the first place.
That they remember that every single person they interact with is going through something in their lives that others don’t know.
That they see the potential of the team, organization, and community that they are a part of – and want to help everyone reach that potential.
That they want to build, not destroy.
That they learn that success comes in many forms.
It is my hope that everyone – employees and leaders alike – realize it’s not all about them.
It’s about us.