Just some quick thoughts today.
Basing my political posture on only what I’m against and attacking my opposition without presenting a creative plan of my own, means that I know how to protect status quo, but have no vision for a future. In other words, people will know what I’m against but not what I’m for. Why protect a mud puddle when you can swim in the ocean of possibilities?
As a leader, my self-worth and value does not come from my lofty position or the amount of power I wield. If it does, I should walk away. This is where abuse of the human race begins and Human Rights are violated. How a leader sees himself will determine how he sees others under him.
When integrity is lost, the bridge of trust will collapse and no more influence is available to the leader. Leadership must know the responsibilities of the position and the consequences of our decisions.
Trust is a bridge that your integrity builds for people to give you access to influence them. Principled character is a leader’s power.
Loyalty is the reward for establishing trust with people. It’s worth keeping one’s integrity.
– Dr. Reuben Egolf
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.