Feb
21

Why volunteering makes you a better leader

by  Karin Hurt  |  Leadership Development

You know volunteering is good for the community. But can volunteering make you a better leader?Smartblog Logo

Lots of leaders volunteer. According to the Department of Labor Statistics,  more than a quarter of the American population volunteers, and employed people volunteer more frequently than the unemployed.

Many corporations actively support volunteering; 48 of the 100 companies recognized in the 100 Best Places to Work  give paid time off for volunteering; and Starbucks and others have made volunteering part of their turnaround stories.

I have been talking with hundreds of leaders through live conversations, LinkedIn forums, and other banter. Time and again, people shared these key ways volunteering makes them a better leader.

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About The Author

Articles By karin-hurt
Karin Hurt is a leadership speaker, consultant and MBA professor. She’s a former Verizon Wireless executive with 2 decades of diverse cross-functional experience in sales, customer service and HR. She was recently recognized as one of the top 100 thought leaders in Trusted Business Behavior and as Multiplier of the Year by the Wiseman Group. Her book, Overcoming an Imperfect Boss is available on Amazon.  »  View Profile

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