Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Lead, Follow, Or Get out of the Way!

The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do!
-Theodore Roosevelt

Great thoughts about leadership. Again, a great leader, admired by many even today. He made his mark on history by his unwavering dedication to whatever he put his mind to. His childhood struggles with Asthma and frailty were his primary motivation to be fiercely committed to overcoming his physical limitations. As a young man, he committed himself to the "strenuous life" and worked daily, forcing himself to achieve harder and harder physical challenges.

Once, in his early twenties, he was told he had a bad heart and should not climb stairs. so he climbed the Matterhorn instead! An exemplary life. A leader to his core. His life is full of examples of what leadership truly is. He knew how to motivate others through the personal example he set. Leaders do that. Leaders also know how to trust others and earn their trust as a result.

He showed the world what can be done if we put our minds to the task at hand and continue to stay the course. We can achieve incredible things.

Think about that.

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