Recently, I met an incredible man who had been the CEO of seven different public companies. The thing that struck me the most is how much he cared about people. I thought to myself, ‘where does he ever find time?’ He repeatedly told stories of people reaching out to him and having meetings with him and taking telephone calls and giving them advice and being their mentor and a counselor to them. And then I realized, that care can warp time.
The centerpiece of the Infusionsoft leadership model is care. Care for people and care for the cause.
I realized that effective leaders should always take time to care for people.
And I believe when you do so, your time will stretch out and everything else will magically get done. Care can warp time by multiplying the people that you care for, to create more in the world–including time.
The next time you have a leadership opportunity to show care for somebody, do it. If you feel like you don’t have time, do it anyway. The time will be created. Your time will multiply. The universe will reward you for caring about another.
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