by Jacqueline Brodnitzki
The fourth way great leaders stand out is they give without expecting to receive in return.
There are many ways in which leaders can help a colleague or a client. When done without expectation of return, or even a thanks, it’s viewed selflessly and with heart. The person receiving the help feels cared for and cared about.
It may be a simple act of helping someone carry a box or helping with a project. Perhaps bringing in breakfast or lunch for a team that’s been working hard. Maybe taking someone out to lunch who is going through a tough time, or delivering/sending a homemade meal to a colleague’s home.
A big way to make a difference is to notice the charity they support and offer to make a contribution or to help out. This builds a more personal connection and gives you insight into the person’s passion.
One talented leader told me: “If it is important to someone on my team, it should be important to me.”
Let’s notice the opportunities to help and connect that arise this week and take action by offering a helping hand.