10 Paradoxes of "Leadership" (from Quote of the Day list) FWD

Tom Boland (wgcp@earthlink.net)
Thu, 4 Dec 1997 23:40:35 -0800 (PST)


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The Top 10 Paradoxes of Leadership

Doing the right thing won't always win you the prize --
life is full of compromise and even disappointment.
True leaders know that the right thing is reward in itself,
and eventually other rewards and recognition will follow.

1. People are sometimes illogical,
   unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

2. If you do good, people might accuse you of
   selfish, ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

3. If you are successful, you can win
   false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

4. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

5. Honesty and frankness can make you vulnerable.
Be honest anyway.

6. The biggest people with the biggest ideas can be shot down
   by the smallest people with the smallest ideas.
Think big anyway.

7. People favor underdogs but follow top dogs.
Fight for the underdogs anyway.

8. What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

9. People who need help may attack you if you help them.
Help them anyway.

10. Give the world the best you have
    and you may get kicked in the teeth.
Give your best anyway.
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