One of the greatest ways to practice and develop leadership skills is by volunteering. Many organizations need volunteer leaders on their board of directors and committees, not to mention foot soldiers.
In addition to learning and fine-tuning leadership skills, another huge advantage of volunteerism is having the freedom to pick and choose organizations based on personal interests and passions. It can be beneficial to get outside of your work “bubble” and into something new and exciting that can also build beneficial relationships.
Volunteering is a wonderful resume builder. Let’s say you have two job candidates who are neck-and-neck for the position, but only one sits on the board of a non-profit. Could that be the deciding factor between the two applicants? For many CEOs the answer is yes.
Unfortunately, volunteering is on the decline. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the volunteer … Read More »