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The 10 Commandments of Leadership


For all of you who are called to lead, these are a great reminder of what to do:

  1. People are illogical, unreasonable and self-centred (including me). 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 will 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 people with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the littlest people with the littlest ideas. Think big anyway.

  7. People favour the underdogs, but follow the top dogs. Fight for the underdog 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 will get kicked in the teeth. Give them the best you have anyway.

Remember what you can control and what matters to you, where they meet, that’s where you should focus.

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