Leadership’s Reward



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It does not come with a medal

But it gathers as much respect

No trophy to raise in the air

Or our ego to reflect

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It comes with a heavy mantle

With a weight that must be borne

Where others come first, a creed

In the duty that is sworn

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It will take all you have to give

And a strength to see it through

Demand example in how you live

Require your words be true

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Should you take up the cause

It should be seen in every deed

And that is all you will ever get

When you say that you will lead

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You must sacrifice yourself

To see all others restored

The humanity you care for

Is leadership’s reward

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Comments
21 Responses to “Leadership’s Reward”
  1. Very motivating piece Brad, truly enjoyed reading it , leadership is not easy and that I have realized in my own life quite closely. Great work !

  2. What an emotional and true post on Veteran’s Day! True leaders find their greatest reward not in a tangible acknowledgement but in seeing those whom they have led succeed!

  3. kristianw84 says:

    So inspiring. Thank you for your service! ❤

  4. So true my friend, and a Happy Veterans day to you and welcome home!

  5. Jim Borden says:

    wonderful poem, and Happy Veterans’ Day. I am grateful for your service…

  6. petespringerauthor says:

    With leadership comes responsibility. Our leaders have to start with a mindset that war is the least productive outcome. Thanks to our service people around the world.

  7. yassy says:

    Motivating , inspiring piece of writing.. great post .. always quality stuff to be read from you. You are the quintessential poet.

  8. jonicaggiano says:

    This is so beautiful Brad. You wrote a lovely piece about the beauty and burden of leadership. A burden I can’t imagine but one I don’t take for granted, at least I pray I never do. 🤗❤️🥰 my love Jonikins ❤️❤️

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