Serving Through Leadership

Where's the Spirit?

Barbara Bush: 4 tips for aspiring leaders

by Barbara Bush
Fortune

What makes a good leader? How do you cultivate leadership skills? In this short commentary, co-founder of Global Health Corps, Barbara Bush, offers four lessons that she has learned on her leadership journey: always listen, exercise humility, embrace failure, and be open to self-reflection. As part of her reflection, she notes how “It is important to remember that first and foremost, as leaders, we are in our role to serve others.” How might you this orientation shift your framework and practice as a leader?

If you’re going to work for others and for the world, you’re going to have to work on [yourself] first.
— Ed Cardoza, Executive Director at Still Harbor