As I was sitting at a traffic light, this morning, someone got out of their car, ran up to mine and secured the gas cap and door on my truck. Later, I saw someone pull off the road and into the grass to help someone change a tire. Acts of kindness do not go unnoticed. As a matter of fact, while people might tell a lot of people about the thing you messed up, they are likely to remember the kind act for a very long time.
As a business leader, your business probably has a lot of opportunities to do the right thing. That could look like serving the community, developing a mentoring or leadership program, connecting with other local businesses for networking and mastermind groups, etc. Doing the right thing means that you aren’t doing these things for your benefit, but rather, doing them because they are the right thing to do.
Isn’t it easy to act the way everyone else does, operate your business the way everyone else does and to slip a few things through, so to speak, the way every other business does? I guarantee you that whatever gains you make as a result will be only temporary. Keep in mind: money is only a tool. We work to live, we should be focused on living to work. Extraordinary leaders have balance in their lives. They don’t just sit in the parking lot of their lives, watching it happen from afar. They take the leadership role and make things happen. Extraordinary leaders run extraordinary businesses.
Be an Extraordinary Leader. Do the Right Thing.
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