Leadership Education

Ellen DeGeneres. Or, as Grace used to call her, Ellen the generous.

When I first say the name “Ellen DeGeneres”, what comes to your mind? Her tv show? Her humor? All the awesome gifts she gives away? Dory from Finding Nemo?

Do her leadership qualities stick out?

For me, Ellen is one of the most inspiring and motivated leaders I can think of. Not only is she insanely spirited and fun, she also is very passionate and her passions are what motivate people to do good in the world. Some of Ellen’s strongest passions are women’s rights, animals, bullying, and gay rights. Although Ellen’s show is seen as a comedy and brings comic relief to everyone’s every day life, Ellen uses her show to bring awareness to such issues in this world. Ellen also uses her show to bring in people who need help and uses her offerings to provide for them in ways that will bring them so much joy. Although she has millions of dollars, she isn’t the type to use it all on herself but to give it away for people who really need it. Because of her kindness and humbleness, Ellen was awarded the Medal of Freedom given to her by Barack Obama.

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Ellen receiving the Medal of Freedom from former President Barack Obama

“The Presidential Medal of Freedom is not just our nation’s highest civilian honor—it’s a tribute to the idea that all of us, no matter where we come from, have the opportunity to change this country for the better. From scientists, philanthropists, and public servants to activists, athletes, and artists, these 21 individuals have helped push America forward, inspiring millions of people around the world along the way.”-Barack Obama

So, next time you tune into the Ellen DeGeneres show, I would encourage you to pay close attention to all the amazing deeds that Ellen does to change this world for the better. Maybe even her humor encourages you to become a better person(cause I know it does for me!). Aside from her humor though, pay attention to the ways that she supports humans and even animals and the ways she brings joy to people and motivates them to make an impact on the world.

Here are some of my favorite quotes by Ellen! Enjoy 🙂

“Here are the values that I stand for: honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you want to be treated and helping those in need. To me, those are traditional values.”

“Find out who you are and be that person. That’s what your soul was put on this Earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth and everything else will come. ”

“Sometimes you can’t see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others. ”

All quotes are from BrainyQuote.com

 

 

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