As I was getting established in my career, going to grad school at night, and becoming a mom, I kept thinking (and saying), “I just don’t have time to volunteer.”
Sure, I would bake the cupcakes or volunteer at church, but certainly nothing that required sustained energy and effort. I thought, “people with more time would surely be better at that than me.”
Looking back now, that sure sounds like an excuse… and a mistake.
I regret what I missed in the giving and in the growing that comes from volunteering during that phase of my life. The growing is more fun these days.
I am delighted to have a guest post this week on SmartBlog: Smartbrief on Leadership entitled How Volunteering Makes You a Better Leader.
I hope you will take the time to check it out and leave a comment. How has volunteering made you a better leader?