I'm so grateful and indebted to UNLV for my undergraduate experience, I knew I needed to give back. About a year ago I started volunteering for the UNLV College of Hospitality (and because the woman I'm writing about would kill me if I didn't tell you, it is officially the William F. Harrah College of Hospitality) Alumni Association. In our role, we work directly with the college. Our direct contact is Maggie, our liaison (read: mentor/guru/guide/friend).
Maggie is an incredible leader because she leads selflessly. In fact, there's a 100% chance she hates that I'm telling you how amazing she is right now. Alas, I'd be doing you a disservice if I didn't tell you more.
A little about her... Maggie is direct, yet never overbearing (something I appreciate beyond words). She listens to understand rather than to reply. Maggie focuses her energy, time, and talent to better those around her. She is Passionate about our success and that makes us more productive and accomplished.
The reason I chose Passion as her lesson is because she has literally redefined the meaning. Above and beyond wanting others to succeed, Maggie does something extra. She sees and seeks possibility and breathes new life into our thoughts and actions. She's made me realize that sometimes it's more important to focus on possibilities rather than finite success.
When we seek new possibilities and recruit new talent into our Passion we are securing its longevity. Too often we mistakenly believe that if we just burn the candle at both ends, we are successfully demonstrating Passion. Maggie has taught me that it's more important to find others who share in your Passion and help your flame burn brighter than exhaust your own flame.
Want to make sure your Passion continues? Be more like Maggie.
Seven Incredible Women. Seven Incredible Lessons.