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Sunday, May 31, 2009

What's the word? It's ACTION.

I had a boss in the Army, absolutely the worst boss I ever had (and I've had some really bad ones) who I want to reference for my post today. Now, the other poor bosses I've had were just bad bosses, kind of mean at times, thought they were "all that and TWO bags of chips", but this guy...this guy was morally bankrupt, as well...a total sleaze.

Anyway, this colonel used to add a phrase to his signature block, "Leadership is Action", and since I despised him, I despised the phrase. He was the poorest excuse for a leader because he engendered no respect (I wasn't perfect, of course). But, I keep digressing.

Today I heard a phrase at church, "Service is Action" and it made me remember the colonel's phrase. I no longer despise him so I no longer despise the phrase.

"Leadership is ACTION."

"Service is ACTION."

How about that? Both sentences have one thing in common. What is it? Why, you're exactly correct! It's ACTION.

You can't be a strong leader by sitting on your butt and you can't be a servant or of service to others by sitting on that same keester. Action, actually doing something, is the key to being or becoming a solid leader or true servant.

Sounds so simple, doesn't it?

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