A major strength is that I really like bringing people together and having fun. I participate in a group by making people feel comfortable and accepted. I also appreciate people for what they bring to the table, recognizing all of their gifts and giving them room and space to express them.
I believe in leading by example, and I strongly value personal relationships and teamwork. To be truly effective, I believe one must work in partnership with diverse groups of individuals and organizations across the various sectors of our community — government, nonprofits, businesses, and faith based institutions. I believe that as diverse as we may be as community members, we share much more in common than not, and that we all value improvements we can enact together to create a healthier community.
Resource development and procurement. Then there are emerging sages who exercise their leadership through donating merchandise for good causes, raising funds to hire nonprofit staff, and connecting people to non-material resources:
One of my personal missions is to connect people to resources –whether through coaching where I link people to their personal resources or just connecting two people that I know are interested in similar things.
Forging a Unified Team
The emerging sages talk about being able to get a team together and move forward in a particular direction. They see themselves as being skilled recruiters of talent and are able to bring the right persons onto a team. They are also able to match volunteers with organizations needing help; they “share the wealth” of talent with others and ensure that everyone’s views are heard and respected. They believe it is not enough just to draw people into a project; their views and contributions must to be honored as well. The emerging sages encourage openness and are skilled at facilitating genuine dialogue. This is the process of empowerment, which ensures broad-based participation and commitment.Download Article 1K Club