WORDS OF WISDOM.......FOR LEADERS
Some leaders have trouble passing out bouquets. They pay a compliment
as though they expect a receipt. Some go to the other extreme. They pour
syrup all over people.
Some leaders refrain from giving praise for good ideas or a job well
done simply because they are jealous. Give a team member praise and the next
thing you know, they are jumping over you on the ladder to success---that is
how they will feel.
That is self defeating. Recognize good work and you give team members
the will to do better work. Do not recognize it and you feed one of the
biggest gripes they have--lack of recognition. The best thing to do every time is to give credit where credit is due.
You will be a better leader for it and you will win more respect.
There may be times when you will be sorry about something you said; sorry that you stayed too late, or sorry that you won something, or lost; but
all your life, you will never be sorry you were kind.
It is nice to be important, but it is more important to be nice. Don't ever be afraid to admit you were wrong. It is like saying
you are wiser today than you were yesterday.
TIPS FOR STUDENT LEADERS
+Give of yourself. Don't expect more from others than you can give.
+Don't be power hungry. Help, don't rule.
+Evaluate your leadership at all times.
+Admit your mistakes, but don't be overly apologetic about them.
+Set a good example.
+Be a peacemaker.
+Use your time wisely.
+Schedule time to meet all obligations to school, family, social life,
friends, and self.
+Don't argue in front of the group.
+Show respect and earn respect.
+Casual behavior is a mistake.
+Strive for creativity in yourself and others.
+Help your team grow to accept defeat and winning gracefully; to take care of
and learn from each another.