LYL Season 2, Ep. 22 – The Law of Addition – Leaders Add Value by Serving Others
The bottom line in leadership isn’t how far we advance ourselves but how far we advance others. In this episode, your hosts Ryan and Jerrod talk about how to add values to others, the importance of believing in others, and why leaders are intentional.
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The Law of Addition – Leaders Add Value by Serving Others
There is one critical question: Are you making things better for the people who follow you? If you can’t answer with an unhesitant yes, then you likely aren’t. 90% of all people who add value to others do so intentionally. Why do we say that? Because human beings are naturally selfish. Being an adder requires me to think about adding value to others.
Adding Value, Changing Lives – four guidelines for adding value to others.
1) Truly Value Others – effective leaders go beyond not harming others, they intentionally help others. They must value people and demonstrate they care in such a way that their followers know it.
2) Make Yourself More Valuable To Others – the more intentionally you have been in growing personally, the more you have to offer your followers.
3) Know and Relate to What Others Value – this can only come by listening to your people’s stories, their hopes and dreams. Learn what is valuable to them and then lead based on what you’ve learned.
4) Do Things That God Values – God desires us not only to treat people with respect, but also to actively reach out to them and serve them.
The attitude of the leader affects the atmosphere of the office. If you desire to add value by serving others, you will become a better leader. And your people will achieve more, develop more loyalty, and have a better time getting things done than you ever thought possible. That’s the power of the Law of Addition.
Nick Collison Picks of the Day
1. Bringing Out the Best in People by Alan McGinnis – There are actually a small number of principles used by good motivators, and the best leaders were using them long before psychology had a name. Fascinating case studies and anecdotes about Lee Iacocca, Sandra Day O’Connor, and many others show how you can put 12 key principles to work in your family or organization. Whether you are a parent, executive, teacher, or friend, you can gain the satisfaction that comes from Bringing the Best Out in People.
2. To Rule the Night by Jim Irwin – Apollo 15 was the first extended Apollo mission dedicated to specific scientific exploration and experimentation. James Irwin returned from that mission, from three days on the moon, a changed man. The scientific impact of that trip was undeniable, but the impact it had on who he was and what he believed was just beginning to come into focus. (Use “liveyourlist15” in the checkout to get a free download!)