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
13 Responses to “Leadership’s Reward”
  1. beth says:

    powerful and a heavy mantle to carry, indeed. it takes a special person to honor this role.

  2. I completely relate to your beautiful words; that’s a large mantle to carry without complaints or judgement; that’s the actual value of a leader. And you do the same here as well, Brad; you have given unconditional motivation and guidance to me time and again, and I am sure there are many others, so it’s always proud for me to say, you are my mentor

    • Brad Osborne says:

      You are too gracious with your words, my friend. I am happy to read your work and lend support in your endeavors. But it is your talent and hard work that has created the imaginative and striking art of your words. I have enjoyed watching you grow and explore as a writer and artist. I promise if you keep putting in the effort and hard work, we may both be amazed at where you go. Keep writing!

  3. kristianw84 says:

    Many people confuse the terms “leader” and “supervisor,” and they are not the same. You did a wonderful job explaining the honor of a leadership role. You should know. You are a leader in so many ways! ❤

  4. Carl Berlin says:

    So TRUE!!!!!

  5. petespringerauthor says:

    True leaders don’t need any glory. Wonderful piece, Brad!

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