AN SERVICE MINDSET
Track and field races are some of the most popular activities at the Olympic Games. And so Usain Bolt, the retired Jamaican sprinter, is widely considered the greatest sprinter of all time. He was determined to be himself and that, together with his unconventional and unique style, is probably one of the reasons he is legendary.
By embracing his uniqueness and talent, he made the impossible possible.
As a leader, you can make your uniqueness your drive to be a leader that stands out from the crowd. Impactful leaders make long-lasting positive and meaningful contributions not only to their organisations, but also to their communities and the lives of others. They combine their hearts and minds with goal-driven leadership and thus have a lasting impact by influencing people to share their vision.
Leadership is a gift, and some leaders have shown that a service mindset is an essential aspect of leadership. Dr Martin Luther King Jr said: ‘Everyone has the power of greatness – not for fame but greatness because greatness is determined by service.’ A service mindset is what connects leaders with people.
This month, ASA is full to the brim with stories of outstanding leadership:
- Over cover profile, Mpho Mogoba, shares her success story and says: ‘Success is bigger. It’s not just about me. I would consider myself successful if I have uplifted everyone around me and they have uplifted everyone around them. It’s about how many people you impact, and I try my best. If you want to change the world, start with one person. You have to take a chance on someone so that they are willing to take a chance on themselves. It is truly fulfilling to be the perfect stranger for other people.’ Read her inspirational story on page 10.
- Read how inspiration, hard word and someone who believed in him changed Enrico Kleinbooi’s life on page 48.
- Share how Thuthuka changed the trajectory of Sharné Damons’ life on page 50.
- Read on page 64 why Moeletji Mapheto believes that accounting found her and how she is manking a difference in the ‘forgotten villages’.
- Read how a group of CAs(SA) from My Dough is helping small businesses in South Africa rise on page 74.
Ultimately, having an impact and having a service mindset will add real value to your life as a leader.
Remember to share your stories with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Editor: Accountancy SA