~ James Leggett¬†
“Lots of people can get the job done.¬† Industry, science, education ‚Äď each profession has its stellar achievers.¬†¬† Personal competence is not a rare quality these days.¬† Newspapers and professional journals chronicle the personal best of these dedicated men and women.¬† But personal character is becoming rather elusive.¬† Like the biblical Esau, some professionals have traded the inheritance of their reputations for the pottage of dollars and cents.¬† They‚Äôve become day traders, bartering the wealth of the eternal for the pittance of the temporary.
‚Äúif it‚Äôs worth doing, it‚Äôs worth doing right,‚ÄĚ the ancient leadership adage demands.¬† But leaders of character are more concerned with doing the right thing than they are in doing things right. Right methods without right motives are shallow at best and evil at their worst.¬† In the end, the great leader is not the person who can simply get the job done.¬† It is the person who knows how to link motives with methods.
Leadership that makes a difference includes a personal willingness to do the right thing.¬† It makes tough choices ‚Äď moral choices, spiritual choices, ethical choices, right choices.”
(Written by Stan Toler,¬†Minute Motivators for Leaders, p. 6-7)
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