Here’s a personal development thought for your day. It’s simply this: become indispensable. Most of us are part of a team and/or organization, and the secret to maintaining and growing your leadership capacity on that team is becoming indispensable. The organization has to have you, because of what you bring.
To be indispensable, you’ve got to be a big contributor. A lot of people are big consumers; but it’s the big contributors that truly make a difference. Here are three things that big contributors do:
1: Promote someone other than yourself. Big contributors aren’t concerned about simply promoting themselves; they’d rather promote somebody else. Put in a good word for someone this week!
2: Serve someone other than yourself. Big contributors don’t have a problem with helping somebody else succeed.
3: Give to others secretly. That simply means that other people don’t have to know all the good that you help bring their way. If you do...