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Developing Leadership Skills Through Volunteer Work

Not everyone is fully established in a leadership position.  It takes time to build the skills and experience to make your way into a leadership role.  One of the best ways to cultivate yourself as a leader is by developing leadership skills through volunteer work. Volunteering gives you an opportunity to work without any pressure and to discover what makes other people want to offer themselves to a cause free of charge.  In this article posted by Alice Korngold in http://www.fastcompany.com, we learn the leadership benefits of volunteer work.

Developing Leadership Skills Through Volunteer Work

People grow and become leaders by making a commitment to a cause, and having personal responsibility and accountability.

For those of us in civilian life, there are also ways for us to develop as leaders through experience: through volunteer service. There are myriad nonprofit missions from which to choose, roles and positions in which to engage that are meaningful and productive, and paths for personal and professional advancement.

Nonprofit board service is particularly compelling for business people and professionals seeking to develop as leaders. While the CEOs and staffs of nonprofits build and run programs and services, boards of  directors provide strategic and financial leadership to ensure each organization’s vitality, integrity, and fulfillment of its mission. Business people who bring valuable skills and experience as well as diverse backgrounds and perspectives are uniquely equipped to help regional, national, and global organizations to achieve success in addressing poverty, education, health care, conservation of natural resources, and other key issues.

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Developing leadership skills through volunteer work is one of the easiest ways to get yourself in the game and develop your potential as a leader, while at the same time, helping a good cause.

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Leadership Skills Shine Brightest When You Know Your Purpose

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Leadership skills shine brightest when you know your purpose

Leadership skills shine brightest when you know your purpose. Most people don’t start out knowing what their ultimate purpose in life is. Your ultimate purpose grows along with you and becomes part of who you are. Much the way seeds are sown and nurtured we go through stages in order to blossom and flourish in life.

I think this description by Jon Gordon really expands on this thought in a beautiful way. When I read it, it helped me see how all my experiences overlap to create an energy and perspective of natural progression and growth. Understanding this process makes it easier to manage others in a business setting too.

Leadership Skills Shine Brightest When You Know Your Purpose

1. The Preparation Stage – This stage includes your birth, the family you were born into, your weaknesses and strengths, Continue reading

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