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Jun13
Leadership is Service
It is good to be number one in something. I noticed in an article in Wired that the residents of Utah have been recognized for volunteering more often and giving more of their time than people in any other state. Check out the Utah Commision on Volunteers.

The study, Volunteering inUtah.jpg America: State Trends and Rankings is based on the most statistically significant study of volunteering ever produced in the United States. It was conducted by the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency.

Not only does it reveal that Utahns serve, it also noted that

  • women volunteer at a higher rate than men
  • women with children and women who work have higher volunteer rates than other women
  • more adult volunteers serve through religious organizations than other groups

Women continue to define the standard!

Leadership is all about service. When you lead you serve. Those that serve learn an important lesson about leadership. Leadership empowers, lifts and inspires. When you serve others you empower, lift and inspire and you feel the satisfaction of making a difference for no other reason that it was the right thing to do.

Read the entire study here.

If you are interested in resources to lead and manage volunteers, check out ServiceLeader.

EndNote: Utah also ranked number one in consumer bankruptcy filings per 1,000 adults. Coincidence?


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