Thursday, October 6, 2011

Three Rules on Leadership from a Mother - Proverbs 31: 1 - 9

"1 The sayings of King Lemuel contain this message, which his mother taught him. 2 O my son, O son of my womb,O son of my vows, 3 do not waste your strength on women, on those who ruin kings."
Rule 1: Do not dissipate your energy in unworthy directions
Anything could cause waste, TV, movies, PC games, massage parlors, Facebook, Internet etc. The point is that you need to find out where you are wasting your energy.

4 It is not for kings, O Lemuel, to guzzle wine. Rulers should not crave alcohol. 5 For if they drink, they may forget the law and not give justice to the oppressed.
Rule 2: Do not swerve your inclinations in directions where your call and responsibilities are compromised
Booze is thicker than water. Gossip is far more effective with booze. And it is also the time when great injustices are concocted.

8 Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. 9 Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.
Rule 3: Do not stay silent for those who do not have a voice
There is always a cost in becoming a voice for the voiceless. But in the end it is rewarding. In the end it distinguishes great leadership from good.

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