Leadership Paradoxes

Written by Gary Sheer

1. People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway.

2. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Do good anyway.

3. If you are successful, you win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway.

4. The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.

5. Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway.

6. The biggest people with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest people with the smallest ideas. Think big anyway.

7. What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.

8. People really need help, but may attack you if you do help them. Help them anyway.

9. People favor underdogs, but follow only top dogs. Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

10. Give the world the best that you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you have anyway.

3 Responses to “Leadership Paradoxes”

  • Doris Beck Doris says:

    That is too funny Gary! Didn’t know you had a twin out there did you? I’ve googled my own name as well and it is kind of interesting to know what other people are out there with the same name.

    Angels, it sounds like you are in a difficult relationship if all they do is think about themselves. That is definitely not easy. May I suggest that you get in touch with one of our online mentors who would love to walk alongside of you this journey you on? Just fill in the form on this page and one of them will email you, http://powertochange.com/discover/talk-to-a-mentor/

  • angels says:

    The only problem I have is loving someone who is very self-centered because all they do is think about themselves and their own selfish needs above their own. When you love someone who is selfish they can use your love to their advantage.

  • Gary Sheer says:

    Gary! I stumbled upon your Leadership Paradoxes after googling your name, which happens to be my name as well! How funny! Also I love the paradoxes, they are smart, and quite creative!

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