Be the candle or the light that reflects it.

 

As leaders, our job is to inspire.  To motivate.  To develop and encourage others to be the best version of themselves, delivering their best work.  To be the light that guides the way of others.

All of us have the ability to be the light for someone else.  To shine a light in the dark places.  To provide hope when they feel despair.  To help them move one foot forward, which will beget another.  And another.

Whether we are the light, or one who reflects that light to shine the way for others, we are making the world a brighter place.  The team a positive environment.  The company a place where we gather as colleagues and friends, instead of just cubicle-mates.

Either be the light or pass it on.  Don’t extinguish it.