Who or What Inspires You?
I love to acquire new role models each week. These individuals teach me the value of hard work, ethics, trust and caring. They also show me that individual success is not relevant in the world of servant leadership, and achieving a variety of goals can be attained along the way as well as at the finish line.
Our jobs are hard and continue to get harder each year. The how of what is done is important but so is the why. Seek inspiration and motivation from everyone you touch. From that perspective, your view of the world may change for the better.
If you want to be inspired, change your personal "batteries" from time to time. You will be glad you did!
Tell us in the comments below who or what inspires you. Hand how do you recharge your batteries?
Duke Haddad, Ed.D., CFRE, is currently associate director of development, director of capital campaigns and director of corporate development for The Salvation Army Indiana Division in Indianapolis. He also serves as president of Duke Haddad and Associates LLC and is a freelance instructor for Nonprofit Web Advisor.
He has been a contributing author to NonProfit PRO since 2008.
He received his doctorate degree from West Virginia University with an emphasis on education administration plus a dissertation on donor characteristics. He received a master’s degree from Marshall University with an emphasis on public administration plus a thesis on annual fund analysis. He secured a bachelor’s degree (cum laude) with an emphasis on marketing/management. He has done post graduate work at the University of Louisville.
Duke has received the Fundraising Executive of the Year Award, from the Association of Fundraising Professionals Indiana Chapter. He also was given the Outstanding West Virginian Award, Kentucky Colonel Award and Sagamore of the Wabash Award from the governors of West Virginia, Kentucky and Indiana, respectively, for his many career contributions in the field of philanthropy.