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Old 06-20-2011, 11:08 AM   #1
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Great leaders understand that their primary function is to be a servant, and not a tyrant.

This is a concept that a friend of mine taught me several years back. He modeled it in every way. One day I hope to be like him.
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Old 06-20-2011, 11:11 AM   #2
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You seem to be doing pretty damn well so far Steve

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Old 06-20-2011, 11:14 AM   #3
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Thanks Carl but all I have going for me is an awareness of my flaws.

But I will say that having a servant attitude rather than a selfish attitude has done wonders for my marriage, and my parenting skills.
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Old 06-20-2011, 12:05 PM   #5
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A great leader knows how to surround himself with problem solvers and men of great character.

A great leader knows his weaknesses and surrounds himself with other great leaders who have his weaknesses as strengths.
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If this is some sort of "great leader" / words of wisdom thread.. Here's some that I try to stay with...

Management is doing things right. Leadership is doing the right things.
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A great leader knows how to surround himself with problem solvers and men of great character.

A great leader knows his weaknesses and surrounds himself with other great leaders who have his weaknesses as strengths.
Which means that great leaders are rarely insecure. Insecure people in leadership positions NEVER do these things.
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Old 06-20-2011, 12:58 PM   #8
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Insecurity is a good topic. True insecurity is believing everyone is better than you, and you have little worth.

I came across this wise piece of advice, and I can't remember where:

If you look at people for what they can become, you help them improve their life (and yours). If you look at people for who they are right now, where they are at in life right now, or by their mistakes, you are stealing their hope, and yours.
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