Raritan High School


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The Art of Leadership
By Wilfred Peterson
  • The leader is a servant. As the Master of Men expressed it,  "And whosoever  would be chief among you, let him be your servant."
  • The leader sees through the eyes of the followers.
  • The leader says,  "Let's go!" and leads the way rather than "Get going!"
  • The leader assumes his follwers are working with him, not for him.  He sees that they share in the rewards and glorifies the team spirit.
  • The leader is a man builder. The more men he can build, the stronger the organization will be, himself included.
  • The leader has faith in people. He believes in them, trusts them, and thus draws out the best in them.
  • The leader uses his heart as well as his head.
  • The leader plans and sets things in motion. He is a man of action as well as a man of thought.
  • The leader has a sense of humor. He has a humble spirit and can laugh at himself.
  • The leader can be led. He is not interested in having his own way, but in finding the best way. He has an open mind.
  • The leader keeps his eyes on high goals. He strives to make the efforts of his followers and himself contribute to the enrichment of personality, the achievement of more abundant living for all, and the improvement of all.
Last Modified on December 15, 2009