Chapter Four Setting the Example

Risk, responsibility, reliability—the three Rs of leadership.

I have always loved the biblical passage, “Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” It describes leadership responsibility clearly and concisely, the precise spot where the buck stops. The lesson is clear: Careful cultivation pays off. Parents and employers who nurture, praise, and when necessary, discipline fairly, experience happier and more successful lives for themselves and those in their charge.

Nothing new, you say? I agree, but we need periodic reminders of this point to help overcome unforeseen or uncontrollable obstacles that cloud consciences and end results.

In the marketplace, we may do everything in our power to reap plentiful ...

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