20 Oct What Is Your Others-Focused Plan?
Don’t be the type of leader who constantly talks about themselves.
I’m continually impressed by people who try to make it a habit of always making it about others. The people who are impressed with others and interested in others vs. trying to be the impressive and interesting person.
Several years ago I was at a celebration marking the 100th anniversary of Marquette men’s basketball. It was a massive event filled with huge names from the Marquette organization — previous coaches, staff and players.
Out of the corner of my eye, I saw former NBA player, Jim McIlvaine, holding a large poster and having all of these amazing players and coaches sign it. He came up to me and asked me to sign the poster.
I was taken aback. I was one of the lowest people on the totem pole at Marquette University, so I was confused why he wanted MY signature.
He said to me, “Yeah, you. You were a big part of Marquette men’s basketball, too.”
Jim McIlvaine knows how to make it all about others.
Be more like Jim.
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