There are really only two primary drives within every leader that motivates them to lead. One is the desire to make a positive difference in the world and serve others. The other is the desire to be important and to be served by others.
These two desires compete for the head and heart of every leader, every single day!
Whether your the CEO of a company, the director of marketing for a firm, a pastor at a church, or a parent in the home…every leader struggles with motivation. It’s a daily battle to keep our motives pure.
The most effective leaders know that they are not leading to gain more money or more power but that they lead so they can benefit others.
As leaders, we need to ask ourselves every day: Am I motivated to lead so that I can serve others or so that others can serve me?