Altruistic Leadership

To all those altruistic leaders out there putting the well-being of others above your own, we thank you!

It is often in times of crisis where we see the best of the human spirit shine through, lending a helping hand, displaying empathy for loss, or offering a friendly smile that offers reassurance or joy. 

Over the past few months, I have observed the selfless service demonstrated from first responders, nurses, doctors, and scientists who are on the front-line of defense where uncertainty abounds.  I have seen the resiliency of small business owners trying to figure out how to serve their customers, community and employees.  I have watched federal, state, and local government attempt to meet our most basic physiological and safety needs through public policy.  I have experienced first-hand the challenges of virtual education and the amazing job our educators do in caring for the whole child.  And I have benefited every day from all of you who show up at essential jobs to ensure we have enough food and supplies to continue with life and maintain a sense of normalcy.  Showing up, getting in the arena and serving selflessly are the hallmarks of a true leader.  I am inspired by the level of altruistic leadership on display as I see individuals around the world embracing their calling and living their purpose; to heal, to help, to teach, to comfort, to feed, to provide, to protect, to entertain, to serve. 

We see you.  We thank you.   

We recognize your sacrifice and appreciate your decision to embrace your calling and serve. 

Leadership thought for today….

Have you discovered your calling(purpose)? 

How might you demonstrate altruistic leadership in your community and organization?

Patricia Crabtree Votino, Director of Leadership Development, Competitive Solutions, Inc

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