It doesn’t matter if it’s not your job, it has to be done.
After an event, exhausted and exhilarated, it’s fun to rehash and relive the ugly and the worst. It’s human nature to revile stories that entail grand screws ups (someone else’s). But it’s even better to share the stories of the plucky heroine, who jumped in at the critical time of need, set aside ego or an opportunity for rest and without complaint, cheerfully donned another hat for the good of all. A superhero for the small stuff: able to serve, move and aid.
Those opportunities to step-up don’t come along everyday but on those grisly occasions you learn who you want on your team: the intern that sees a need and fulfills, the CEO that pushes aside ego and picks up a plate, the staff member who acts to solve the problem.
It’s safe to say, I want Anita on my team.
Rachel, Reach Partners
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