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A Leader

A leader is a person who is going somewhere - but not alone.
He takes others with him.
His skill is setting up Situations in which other people
are willing to follow him and are happy to work with him.

This skill is made up of thoughtfulness and consideration for others, enthusiasm, the ability to share responsibilities with others, and a miltitude of other traits.

But fundamentally, a leader is one who leads by his example, who has a plan, who keeps headed toward a goal and a purpose. He has the enthusiasm to keep moving forward in such a way that others gladly go with him.

In my travels and visits, I have been inspired by many who fit this description well.

But I have also observed some who seem to project a different image.

Indifferent leaders breed indifferent boys, in terms of programs, objectives, activities, and uniform.

Please, always strive to assess yourself and to improve, even what you did last week.

Remember the phrase, I am a leader because I care. A caring leader produces caring boys.

Ten Commandments of Human Relations

  1. Speak to people, there is nothing so nice as a cheerful word of greeting.
  2. Smile at people. It takes 72 muscles to frown and 14 to smile.
  3. Call people by their name. The sweetest music to anyones ear is the sound of his own name.
  4. Be friendly and helpful. If you have friends, be friendly.
  5. Be cordial. Speak and act as if everything you do is genuine pleasure.
  6. Be interested in people; you can like almost everybody is you try.
  7. Be generous with praise, cautious with criticism.
  8. Be considerate about the feelings of others; it will be appreciated.
  9. Be thoughtful of the opinions of others. There are usually three sides to a controversy; yours, the other person's, and the right one.
  10. Be alert to give service. What counts most in life is what we do for others. Add to this a good sense of humour, a big dose of patience and a dash of humility and you will be rewarded manifold.

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