A colleague was asked to join an external committee that did not particularly interest him but since it was good for the organization, he agreed to serve.

“I’m going in with an open mind and a servant’s attitude,” he said.

What a beautiful sentiment. More could not have been asked of him, and I suspect that he was more conscious about his commitment than many others on the board.

The next time you are asked to do something that is worthy, but not especially exciting for you, approach it with the same openness. The right mindset may make it a positive experience in the end.

About the Author leadership dots by dr. beth triplett

Dr. beth triplett is the owner of leadership dots, offering coaching, training and consulting for new supervisors. She also shares daily lessons on her leadershipdots blog. Her work is based on the leadership dots philosophy that change happens through the intentional connecting of small steps in the short term to the big picture in the long term.

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