IN MAY, 1978


“What makes a real leader?

What makes a great leader?

The force, motivation, character, reasoning, acceptance of responsibility, form a combination of necessary characteristics.

Many times leadership is a quiet, constant, consistent force of action, appearing to everyone that action, progress and purpose are being coordinated in a normal way, with not too much effort.  This is not true, of course.

Real leaders are born with a drive to accomplish and a desire to accomplish.  Their every move does not say acclaim, but persistence for an ultimate goal of attainment.  The slightest opportunity to use time and situations to achieve is noticeable and commendable; a positive, logical approach to solve situations, to make them work, plus the daring and care to make a decision without fear or a negative approach, giving strength to others always, and example of staunchness in stability, sincerity and ability.

Self-discipline most assuredly is a major factor in strong leadership.  Self-control is a must because it immediately says perception, justice.  Mature intellect is a necessity for it has foresight, knowledge, wisdom, logic, values and coordination.

Great leadership is a rare attribute.

A willful person does not necessarily have leadership qualities, but a person with a will to serve, to accomplish, and to perform for the good of mankind, has the quality necessary for leadership.

Stubbornness immediately omits leadership.

Persistence is an attribute if it is handled and connected with the right in the direction, performance, and purpose for the goal.

Suddenly the world is smothered in humanistic distractions, not an uncommon occurrence in times of evil forces gaining ground because people have allowed weakness, sin and promiscuity to envelop their whole being.

What happened to integrity?

What happened to honesty?

What happened to dignity?

What happened to quality and pride in workmanship?

What happened to quality in manufactured products?

What happened to responsible management?

What has happened to respect?

Why have we allowed moodiness to replace a sound attitude?

How many men see the importance of leadership?  Is it not so, that in the time in which we live, people are escape artists where responsibility is needed or necessary, and yet men openly act in authority, omitting responsibility?  Leadership has become a word that appears to be delegated to whomever has the courage to stand up and shout the loudest.  But real leadership should be looked at in a very critical, concerned way.

The first question after this should be for each individual to answer: ‘What type of leadership do I follow?’”

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