I found these beautiful words and without knowing who said them; I’d like to share them with you as I believe they sum up the true role of a leader; whether you are leading a business, a team, a family, a school; whether you are walking down the street and you meet a stranger or are out with friends………it doesn’t matter…..here are the words:
“the greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him or her, his or her own riches.”
I want to acknowledge the author of this statement . When we assist others to see where their riches are we help them to affirm life as it really is; to see and feel their own self worth, which becomes their confidence. When people can see their own riches….i.e. what they contribute to the team and to life e.g. organisational skills, loyalty, knowledge, care etc they begin to flourish and to contribute more of that wonderful energy and quality.
So if you want to see what happens, just spend one week in your team and your family looking for the riches that others contribute and then let them know…..let me know what happens!
Another exercise to do for self is to write down what your riches are….what do you give to others? You can also ask people “what do I contribute or give to you”….it might take them a little while to think about a question like that but my experience is that others know exactly what you give and they tell you so.
Revealing your own riches and helping others to do the same is incredibly fulfilling…it is one of the greatest gifts you can ever give to another human being. It connects you and others with their true power so that they can be congruent with who they are. Imagine a whole work force like this?? …..until next time……..Jane