leadership

TO BE A LEADER

You must learn to influence people

 

You must learn to leave no stone unturned

 

You must learn to take decisions for people

 

You must learn to give hope and substance

 

You must learn to let others lean on you

 

You must learn the courage to openly admonish

 

You must learn to maintain courage in the face of difficulties

 

You must learn to find and give direction

 

You must learn to always aspire for greater knowledge

 

You must learn to love and to share

 

You must learn to romance with JESUS

Author's Notes/Comments: 

I really can’t trace this line of thought, but all I recall is this: it came straight, pure, and pristine!

MADIBA

MADIBA! MADIBA!!
MAN OF INTEGRITY,
MAN OF PROBITY,
ROLHILALA!
MAN OF HONOUR,
MAN OF VALOUR
NELSON MANDELA
THE LION OF AFRICA,
YOU BROKE THE YOKE OF APARTHEID,
IN SOUTH AFRICA.
YOU ARE THE EPITOME OF PEACE
IN THE WHOLE OF AFRICA
YOU MADE WAY FOR PEACE AND UNITY,
EVEN AMONG ENEMIES.

MADIBA! OH, MADIBA!!
MAN OF NOBLE SAGACITY
AND SAGACIOUS NOBILITY
MY ROLE MODEL,
OF GREAT POSSIBILITY,
I'M PROUD OF YOUR PEACE AND LOVING NATURE,
OH, MADIBA!
A GREAT MAN WITH GREAT VISION,
A SYMBOL OF GOOD LEADERSHIP,
ENDOWED WITH UNBEATABLE WISDOM,
A GOOD EXAMPLE TO EMULATE.
YOUR NAME SHALL ALWAY BE IN OUR HEARTS.
THE LEGACY YOU'VE SET WILL NEVER DIMINISH!
MADIBA! MADIBA!! MADIBA!!

Author's Notes/Comments: 

A dedication to Nelson Mandela on this birthday of 2011

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