"He who stands near the woodcutter is likely to be hit by a splinter." –Denmark proverb
THE PARADOXICAL COMMANDMENTS
Scott from our design team, heard Dr. Kent M. Keith on National Public Radio and was impressed. So he went to Dr. Keith's web site, www.paradoxicalcommandments.com, and came up with these comments....
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.
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 men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.
7. People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.
8. What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
9. People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.
10. Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.
This is good advice for
leaders. For more thoughts on leadership, check out On Being a Leader
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