Sunday, March 7, 2010
"JACOBS LIVE REPORTS"
THE RESPONSIBILITY OF MATURITY
TIME OUT FOR A LESSON IN LEADERSHIP
Building trust with your followers:
Our nation is maturing and with that maturity comes responsibility. It takes maturity to walk the fine line between avarice and ambition. Our pledge of allegiance says "with liberty and justice or all." If our nation is to remain great we must re-establish what our forefathers created for us:
E pluribus unum, one composed of many. That means working together for our common interests, hopes and values. Our differences are apart of our great strength. Out of this wonderfully diverse mixture has come our shared system of ethical values. We make a difference when we set an example of high ethics. We will continue to have a bright future if we encourage and produce leaders who put ethics at the top of the list of leadership qualities.
Behavior is what evoke a response in others. But behaviors come from attitudes. So as a leader it is important to work on your own ATTITUDE first.
We must all live and raise our families in our community. When we strike out and attack someone personally we should recognize that this affects not only the person but their entire family. I read something today on a BLOG that concerned me considerably, about someone I had the privilege of working with, for so many years when our children attended school together. This BLOGGER needs a lesson in Character Education.
WE HAVE SO MANY ISSUES FACING OUR FINE CITY, COUNTY AND STATE THAT WE SHOULD ALL BE WORKING TOGETHER TO CREATE SOLUTIONS AND STOP THE BASHING.
If you don't agree with the your present government officials, speak out about the issues and step up to the platform and become involved in the process. I recently attended a Common Council meeting at City Hall and there were 10 people there. Where are the people???????
Remember that people depend on a leader to make wise decisions, to be willing to face difficult issues, and to prepare for the future.
Ask yourself did you pass this test?????????????
ARE YOU A TRUE LEADER??????????