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10 Lessons in leadership

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A Janitor's Ten Lessons in Leadership Rishi Seshadri Period 1 11/10/11 1. Be cautious of labels Know what you are doing and how to complete your objective. 2. Everyone deserves respect Show respect for everyone you meet. But you deserve respect as well. Hold your head up high, but always be humble towards others as well. 3. Courtesy makes a difference Show a kind gesture to someone. Not only do you both benefit, but you will be treated with respect if you show courtesy to others. 4. Take time to know your people Know your team's strengths and weaknesses. Don't write someone off because they are inept in a certain area. ...read more.


In order to do that, you must step into the shoes of people at the bottom 9. Pursue excellence Always do your best, and then do better. Never settle. Excellence is the foundation of leadership. No leader was ever average in their work ethic. 10. Life is a leadership laboratory There is no equation for leadership. Everyone reacts differently to different people. As a leader, it is your job to connect with everyone. You have to interact with people individually. You have to go through life to discover for yourself how to interact with people sincerely. If I put a poster of one of these up in my room I would choose the slogan of "Pursue Excellence". ...read more.


*Letter below was copied from an e-mail sent to him* Dear Grandpa, I'd like to thank you for everything you have done. To start, you have personally helped me understand how to see the world. You have taught me to appreciate what others have accomplished and how to understand things from another point of view. I appreciate the work you have put in throughout your entire life to give my parents and I opportunities in America. I know this was always a dream of yours and I hope that I can use what you have taught me to carry out that dream of yours. I know I don't get to see you very often, but I thank you profoundly for showing me how to live a life well lived. Love, Rishi ...read more.

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