The Good Leader, Or No One Is Perfect

The Good Leader or, No One Is Perfect


The one who leads is he or she who’s

Modest, willing to concede,

Recede, without the need

To be involved as ego 

But concerned that others grow.


A sense of humour never hurts.

It doesn’t disconcert but generates relationship

That animates and stimulates,

Culminating in a healthier result for all,

Reverberating off each wall.


The leader ought to want the best for all involved.

Earned? Or learned?

Perhaps it comes with years, 

Since all roads lead to Rome.

Let us assume it zooms in 

On the meaning of ‘to lead’

The creed of knowledge, care

And love in sharing.


Leader has no leading urge,

But dominates by listening

With some sharp instinctive ear and surge

That doesn’t judge, yet judges right

Not in the short but long run.


(S)he has insight, knows (s)he’s not the sun

But brightens by a presence.

It is something that most ’round can sense;

No Mensa member, for intelligence

Has many faces, many facets like a diamond

Or a passion with soft-heartedness.


A soft sell

That goes well

The truth to tell,

Most of the time.


The Good Leader 10.15.2018 Revelations Big & Small; Arlene Nover Corwin

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