Last Lecture – Leadership Lesson 10

I found the Randy Pausch Last Lecture video and book very uplifting and inspiring – full of life and leadership lessons. If you haven’t seen the video, you can see it here … and you can get the book here.


Do Unto Others

On page 158, Mr. Pausch writes – “Go out and do for others what somebody did for you”. This is a leadership lesson if I ever saw one.

Think about your career, some where along the way somebody did something for you that helped you in some way. Maybe they helped you do your job better – they provided you training – gave you career advice – helped you advance in your career – mentored you – invited you to a meeting you had no no reason to be at except to observe and learn – or any one of a hundred different  career enhancers.

This leadership lesson is all about being a catalyst in someone  elses career and looking out for them, the same way somebody did for you. Because it’s not about you … it’s about caring enough for those that serve you that you do your job and make sure they reach their career goals and aspirations.

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