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Talking about Ten Commandents of Leadership

Thanks to Bruce for this one.!1pv8uIAGdnRJn5H305GU7b_w!187.trak 


Ten Commandents of Leadership

Excerpts from a speech given by Eddie Snow, Oakland #3, at the District Assembly May 18th, "If You Were Arrested For Being A Rotarian, Would There Be Enough Evidence To Convict You?" These are St. Edward Wrestling Coach Howard Ferguson’s "Paradoxical Commandments of Leadership."


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

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

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

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

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

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

7. People favor underdogs, but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

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

9. People really need help, but may attack you if you do help them.
Help them anyway.

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

5 responses »

  1. This is awesome. Thank you for sharing. Thank you Bruce. I love those love animal pictures too. A couple years ago, I\’m driving to work one morning. I\’m going down a major road. Lo and behold, I see a duck waddleing across. I slowed down and then stopped. Following mommy were about 7 or 8 baby ducklings. I shudder to think what might have happened. Too many people go zooming down this road, wayyyyy over the speed limit. Take care Wendy.

  2. Thanks for the kind words and the great "For the Birds." I enjoyed scouting so much with my boys (now 27 and 24) I continue on. There are great times but can\’t quite do some of what I used to. At times I wonder what I am doing but every now and then you see the impact you can have on one of the boys.Have a wonderful day!

  3. Wendy;On 2nd thought this url instead. My mind is playing games on me……LOL.Paula

  4. Wonderful advise. hugsssssssssssssssssssssssssss


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