Try to be a good leader when you are in charge.
Certainly don’t be our current leaders.
Our current leaders are afraid of admitting a weakness.
A good leader must never be afraid of weaknesses.
Admitting your weakness is a strength.
A good example of leadership is John Kennedy.
During one press conference he was asked why the United States was behind the Soviets in the space race.
He didn’t run away from the issue and try to pretend that we weren’t behind.
He didn’t do what Joe Biden is doing now and try to deny that we are in a recession when we so obviously are.
No, John Kennedy admitted that we were behind, stated that it was frustrating, and vowed that we were going to work on the problem.
That’s what you want out of a leader.
You want a leader who is not afraid to admit that things aren’t going well.
Why do we want a leader who is not afraid to admit the truth when things aren’t going well?
Because admitting the truth spurs people to help you.
That’s what you want.
If you put up a false front and say, “Nope, there are no problems here,” then a lot of people will think that is so.
On the other hand, if you admit that you are deficient in a particular area, and that you need help, that spurs people to want to help you.
You want to energize people who may have the ability to help you.
Putting on a false front doesn’t help you, it hurts you.
Never be afraid to admit that you don’t know something, or that you’re behind in a particular area.
Always admit the truth.
The truth is always your friend.
Unfortunately, there are too many leaders who are into the perception game in life.
They try to put up a false front about their own success.
This is always a grave mistake.
Do what is right, not necessarily what makes you look good.
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