Leadership: One of the Highest Forms of Service

Earl Nightingale

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Here are some checkpoints; see how you do:

  • Do I welcome the ideas of others and act with courtesy toward even wild suggestions?
  • Can I sense the roots of people's uneasiness and define the basic problem?
  • Do I give credit to others whose thought and labor deserve recognition?
  • Am I willing to delegate authority and grant others the freedom and means to accomplish a goal?
  • Do I encourage the fainthearted while gently restraining the overenthusiastic?
  • Am I a reconciler of clashing viewpoints rather than a partisan or "special pleader"
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  • Will I compromise without sacrificing moral principle?
  • Am I frank but cordial in limiting unjust criticism?
  • Can I summarize trends and clearly mark out points of essential difference?
  • Do I emphasize that each person has a contribution to make to the common effort?
  • Can I initiate change by starting with the familiar before moving into the unknown?