Lilly: Connecting Caring And Service To Leadership

Sep 11, 2014 7:00 PM ET

Connecting Caring And Service To Leadership

Today’s guest blog is by Sergio Leon, human resources manager for Lilly operations in Peru, Chile, and Ecuador. That’s his day job. He’s also an ambassador and advocate for Connecting Hearts Abroad—Lilly’s global service program that sends teams of employees to communities in need across the world, including Peru.
Since 2012, I have served as the Lilly host for half a dozen teams of Connecting Hearts Abroad ambassadors to Peru. We talk about our country, culture, the Peruvian health system, and the opportunities and challenges facing our industry. They ask many questions, especially about the needs of people in impoverished communities.
In 2013, I experienced Connecting Hearts Abroad from a different perspective when I was selected to serve as an ambassador to Morocco, where I worked with young children. It was an amazing experience. I learned that often we can have a big impact by doing small things.

Read on for more about Sergio's "mini" Connecting Hearts Abroad experience and how the program helps participants see through another lens.