Tuesday, May 20, 2014

What the world needs now

"Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." - Howard Thurman

Anne Casper is a high-ranking diplomat, who serves very professionally and effectively at the U.S. Department of State, but also serves well in the world, as she dives into people and local culture with total abandon. Anne is very much alive, making the world a better place.
Blayne Sharpe does what makes him come alive as the Director of the Bridge2Rwanda Scholars Program, and as a result, is making the world a better place.
Dale Dawson, Founder and CEO of B2R, lives and breaths and teaches this principle. But it is noteworthy that I did not receive this quote from him, nor from a super successful, wealthy person in New York or Chicago or Denver or Seattle. I found it on the wall of Agahozo Shalom Youth Village, founded by Anne Heyman to serve orphans and vulnerable children in Rwanda. This is not a Harvard Business School management principle (although it should be), but rather a principle of humanity.