As I read the book Father Abraham this evening, I have been reminded of how truly great leaders are in the trenches. It's important as a leader to take care of those in the trenches. It is true that good leaders are learning more from the ones who are supposed to be learning from them. An important lesson to remember is that everyone is a volunteer alongside a productive leader. It doesn't matter if they are on the payroll or not; they still need to be treated as if they are giving something of themselves to the cause. You can attempt to run it like a well-oiled machine, but until it is, you are still dealing with vulnerable people who want to feel important. A great leader will have God as their foundation and never think of themselves a leader but constantly humble themselves before God for direction.
What a fun find inside this book...a bonus! Lincoln's Kiss is Reward of Wound newspaper article. I hope you can read the story. I'm not sure what newspaper this might be from, there is no indication. Wednesday Drug Cuts are .9 cents; extract of Vanilla, Lemon, and Wintergreen, is an advert on the back side.
I once was told that a leader is the General and the workers are ants on the ground. I have never forgotten the feeling in my gut when I heard this. It may very well be a true statement, but I personally like Father Abraham's style of leadership better.
"They say hell's like war, Billy, if 'tis, ~ I'm glad I'm not Satan." Father Abraham, Ida M. Tarbell 1909
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