|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 men with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men 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.||Build anyway.|
|9. People really need help, but may attack you if you do help them.||Help them 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.|
David Augsberger, When Enough is Enough, (Ventura, CA: Regal Books, 1984), pp. 109-130
Finding Good Leaders
What kind of person is best able to involve others and himself in good decision making? J. Keith Louden lists seven qualities:
1. The ability to look ahead and see what’s coming—foresight.
2. Steadiness, with patience and persistence and courage.
3. A buoyant spirit that in spite of cares generates confidence.
4. Ingeniousness, the ability to solve problems soundly yet creatively.
5. The ability to help others.
6. Righteousness, the willingness to do the right thing and speak the truth.
7. Personal morality of a quality that commands the respect of others.
Charles W.L. Foreman, “Managing a Decision Into Being,” from the Management Course for Presidents, pp. 3-4.