A Santa with a Cause
Santa Clause is a great example of the importance of having a cause. His whole existence is for others and one day; Christmas. Without a cause bigger than yourself, you will either be self-absorbed or lack direction for your life.
How to Embrace the Cause
Make the cause the main thing.
- Help others see the cause and why it is important.
- Communicate each person’s role in the cause.
- Ensure that activity supports the cause.
Focus on the people as well as your cause.
- Keep the team informed about the cause.
- Model sustainability in your life.
- Show respect to others.
- Challenge team members to develop and grow.
Be loyal to people and the cause.
- No matter the challenges, Santa is loyal to the cause.
- He is loyal to the people he works with and the children who are counting on him.
- Santa has built a loyal team that stays with him for the long haul.
Follow your passion.
- Santa lives for Christmas.
- Every day is spent on the cause to bring joy to others.
- What are you passionate about?
- There is no doubt about Santa’s passion.
It is better to give than receive.
- Santa’s cause is all about giving.
- As counter-intuitive as it may seem, you receive much when your cause is giving to others.
Listen to the elves.
- Ask for ideas and listen to others to help the cause.
- Solicit feedback early and often.
- Walk awhile in their shoes.
Be good for goodness sake.
- Set a good example for others to follow.
- Create a healthy culture that includes collaboration, accountability, alignment, and teamwork.
It’s never too late to start.
- Don’t delay.
- Quit procrastinating.
- Just start.
Santa has a cause and so should you!