Monday, December 15, 2014

Leadership Promises - Your Friends' Best Friend

"God loves the pure-hearted and well-spoken; good leaders also delight in their friendship."? Proverbs 22:11
Leadership Promises - Your Friends' Best Friend
Leadership Promises - Your Friends' Best Friend.
Your integrity is one of the best friends that your friends will ever have. When the people around you know that you're a person of integrity, they know that you want to influence them because of the opportunity to add value to their lives. They don't have to worry about your motives.

Recently we saw a cartoon in the New Yorker that showed how difficult it can be to sort out another person's motives:
A group of hogs was assembled for a feeding, and a farmer was filling their trough to the brim. One of the pigs turned to the others and said, "Have you ever wondered why he's being so good to us?"

A person of integrity influences others because he wants to bring something to the table that will benefit them-not put them on the table to benefit himself.

If you're a basketball fan, you probably remember Red Auerbach, president and general manager of the Boston Celtics from 1967 to 1987. He truly understood how integrity adds value to others, especially when people are working together on a team, and his method of recruiting was different from that of most NBA team leaders. When reviewing a prospective player for the Celtics, his primary concern was the young man's character. He figured that the way to win was to find players who would give their best and work for the benefit of the team.
Excerpt from Becoming a Person of Influence. Good day!

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