This World Needs Leaders

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an excerpt from John Maxwell’s book, “Developing the Leader Within”

This world needs leaders…

who use their influence at the right times for the right reasons,

who take a little greater share of the blame and a little smaller share of the credit;

who lead themselves successfully before attempting to lead others,

who continue to search for the best answer, not the familiar one;

who add value to the people and organizations they lead;

who work for the benefit of others and not for personal gain;

who handle themselves with their heads and handle others with their hearts;

who know the way, go the way and show the way;

who inspire and motivate rather than intimidate and manipulate;

who live with people to know their problems and live with God in order to solve them;

who realize that their dispositions are more important than their positions;

who mold opinions instead of  following opinion polls;

who understand that an institution is the reflection of their character;

who never place themselves above others except in carrying responsibilities;

who will be as honest in small things as in great things;

who discipline themselves so they will not be disciplined by others;

who encounter setbacks and turn them into comebacks;

who follow a moral compass that points in the right direction regardless of the trends


One thought on “This World Needs Leaders

    Justin said:
    January 3, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    I’m not surprised lol. You and Rick are awesome!!!

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