Scouts-L Mail Archive for September of 1999: Leadership
Dalton, Lloyd P.
Fri, 3 Sep 1999 09:53:04 -0400
While sorting some old scout stuff last night, I came across a
inspirational piece someone gave me long ago. I haven't seen it on the net
before (although it's probably somewhere), so I figured I'd post it for
anyone else who hasn't.
Through the years, many things have been said about leadership but few have
put it as precisely and as accurately as Waite Phillips, donor of Philmont
Scout Ranch, when he said:
The boss drives his men;
the leader coaches them.
The boss depends on good will;
the leader depends on good will.
The boss inspires fear;
the leader inspires enthusiasm.
The boss says "I";
the leader says "We."
The boss assigns tasks;
the leader sets the pace.
The boss says "Get here on time!";
the leader gets there ahead of time.
The boss fixes blame for the breakdown;
the leader fixes the breakdown.
The boss knows how it's done;
the leader shows how.
The boss makes work a drudgery;
the leader makes it a game.
The boss says "Go!";
the leader says "Let's go!"
The world needs leaders,
but nobody wants a boss.
St. Cloud, MN