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Vickie Sullivan is internationally recognized as the top market strategist for thought leaders, professional speakers and B2B professional service firms. Specializing in brand and message strategies in crowded markets, she has helped thousands of talented people outsmart their competition since 1987.

Written by: Vickie Sullivan  |  June 12, 2012

Take Advantage of This New Trend

Stay with me.  This trend might sound a little out there, but I think it has some interesting opportunities.  According to this Fast Company article, 91% of HR managers of Fortune 500 companies believe that volunteering cultivates leadership skills.  But only 16% use skills-based volunteering for talent development.

Yes, many companies have “volunteer day”, a great way to get out of the office and do good.  But this is different — this is about using skills in a different environment.  And what you learn when you use your gifts in a different way is priceless.

We’ve all heard about the war on talent.  But could these projects grow leaders organically?  And if you are already helping an organization, could your help in launching this project be a new opportunity?

My thinking:  this is worth a conversation with your clients.  Try it and see what happens.


About Vickie Sullivan

Vickie Sullivan is internationally recognized as the top market strategist for thought leaders, professional speakers and B2B professional service firms. Specializing in brand and message strategies in crowded markets, she has helped thousands of talented people outsmart their competition since 1987.