"When a true leader has finished his or her work, the people say, “Look what we ourselves have done.”
I was just chatting with a teacher friend of mine who was getting ready to go back to school.
She took great delight in showing me her wrist, where there was no watch tan, where in fact there had been no watch since June.
We were brainstorming for ideas on how to motivate her student council to become leaders in the school community. We talked about the concept – which I think pertains to any group, whether at school, in offices or at home – that true leadership really is about conveying ideas and getting everyone excited to participate in their diverse ways.
As a former teacher myself, I used to start my new classes with the following proverb, a good reminder for us all. When a true leader has finished his or her work, the people say, “Look what we ourselves have done.”
-Chinese proverb (as remembered by me)
Happy back to school, or return from vacation. Time to strap that watch back on!