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Be interested, not interesting

“Be interested, not interesting” – Oprah Winfrey


Advice to recent graduates in the United States. This quote stands out in a series of excellent quotes and supportive recommendations for recent graduates eager to start their professional career. Youtube This very profound quote offers compelling advice.


Pay attention to others, rather than focusing primarily on getting them to notice you.


The quote relates to the service-oriented leadership concept. Service-oriented leaders consider employees first. By listening to them carefully and making the most of their talents and creative skills, they evolve into passionate ambassadors dedicated to making a difference for customers, for the organisation, for society and for themselves as well. Employees are the foundation that drives the success of every organisation. They ensure satisfied, loyal customers and build a strong reputation. As a service-oriented leader, this outcome means you have done an excellent job.