Something that gives me joy is when a colleague tells me they are using what they are learning at work to be more effective in their private lives.
Our people, being a better partner, parent, community leader, coach or volunteer, is one of the tangible benefits we provide the communities we serve. Our efforts to identify leaders despite role or title, and to give that leadership an opportunity to flourish, is a gift that will keep on giving. I believe that once someone sees the impact of initiative, and what an impact they can have, they will return and repeat leadership time after time.
Three things help define whether leaders are effective:
Lead where you stand. At work, at home, at church, at the ballpark.