Leave Teams Confident That They Did It Themselves

Terry Paulson

Leadership, humility—that’s a strong characteristic and one that is often overlooked. It’s the same with speakers.

I’ve often watched speakers who can shine from the platform and everybody leaves that room going that is the best speech I’ve ever heard. They are amazing. The trouble with that is you leave with respect for the speaker, but not an awareness of how great you can be.

You see, I say a prayer before I ever speak, and that prayer is pretty simple: Help me to serve, not just shine.

That gives me a motivation that humbles myself and exalts the people in my audience. Because if I don’t serve them, I’m not doing my job. And it’s the same way with leaders.

You see, when I have people leave my audience, I don’t want them just to remember me. I want them to remember the message I gave them and the tools I gave them, so that they can leave that meeting and be the best they can be. They have to believe they can do it.

Good leaders are known by their teams. They respect the individuals on that team and they give them opportunities to shine.

I hope you take time to read my articles in The Epoch Times on leadership. Humility is strength.

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Terry Paulson has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and a M.A. in lay theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. In addition to being a contributing author to The Epoch Times, he’s an op-ed columnist for Townhall.com. He’s author of “The Optimism Advantage,” “They Shoot Managers Don’t They,” and “Leadership Truths One Story at a Time.” As a professional speaker and trainer, he helps leaders and teams leverage optimism to make change work.
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