Dec 31, 2013

Real Work [a #poem] #leadership #friendship

Real Work
© Rabbi Menachem Creditor

The work of a leader's incredibly fraught,
as direction is easy to bend.
And the slightest mistake can affect many things –
especially those one didn't intend.

There are those who will hear what they've decided was clear
even before the leader's words have emerged.
And the toxic encounter a leader feels ‘round her,
takes days and real work just to purge.

So I offer this rhyme, to myself and to you,
as leaders on paths without ends.
Real work, it turns out, is what leading's about
which makes leaders so grateful for friends.

Chag Sukkot Sameach, dear friends.