I own my own company. Like most entrepreneurs, I have no real boss. Nobody ever pats me on the back and tells me what a great job I have done. Despite this, I love what I do and feel very self-motivated.
I sometimes wonder why I feel good about what I do. I will never change the world, I will never be famous, and I will never be mega rich. Yet I generally find what I do as a leader incredibly rewarding and that feeling grows every year that I keep on doing it.
Every once in a while someone says something simple in a way or with a perspective that moves us deeply. If you are in need of some inspiration to keep you going as a leader give this Ted talk by Drew Dudley a try. I think he has done a great job of putting what motivates me as a leader and a manager into a short powerful message and he provides a few laughs along the way for good measure.
If you don’t have 6 minutes to watch this, let me summarize. Being in a leadership position is an opportunity to change someone’s life. Drew Dudley calls on all of us to celebrate leadership as the everyday act of improving each other’s lives.
IBEX Payroll extends our profound respect and immeasurable gratitude to all the ancestors and keepers of the land on whose traditional territories our work takes place. We acknowledge that we are on Treaty 1 territory, the traditional gathering place of the Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene people and the traditional homeland of the Métis people. This land is sacred, historical, and significant.
Every time we acknowledge this truth, we have an invitation and an opportunity to reflect on the wrongs of the past, what we do in the present, and what we can do to continually honour the people whose lands and water we benefit from today.
This statement only acts as a first step in honouring the land we reside on and its peoples, and must be paired with education, understanding and informed action.