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Social Impact Heroes: How Chad Hickey & Givsly are encouraging business professionals to give back

Leadership is when you turn around and people are naturally following you. That is when you know you are a leader. It is not a title or a promotion. Time does not make you a leader. There are a lot of leaders out there that should not be in their position. They are great at presenting themselves in a certain way publicly, but when it comes to running a business, inspiring a team and executing a plan, they are poor performers.

  1. Realize that most individuals and companies already have the resources they need to change the world.
  2. Understand and raise awareness to ALL nonprofits in the community that need support, not just the well-known nonprofits.
  3. Evangelize that you don’t have to be “volunteer of the year “to make a difference. Little socially conscious changes in someone’s life can go a long way if we all just take small steps.
  1. Have a pandemic plan? ha.
  2. It’s not personal. One of the things I had to adjust to is not taking a “no” on the business as a “no” to me as a person.
  3. Some people are not great connectors. I love to connect and help people, but I have discovered that a lot of people don’t naturally have this skill or the comfort to do it.
  4. Not everyone will want to help you to succeed. I have learned a lot about who I can depend on for help and who I can’t. The most interesting is that the help has come from the most unexpected places, so it has really helped me re-evaluate the quality of some of my network.
  5. You will have to make time to recharge. I have had to force myself to have moments to NOT think about the business. It has been vital to having endurance.

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