LEADERSHIP • You don’t need a title to be a leader • There is an important leadership quality in each of us • Leaders shouldn’t have to force people to follow them http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7O8s6NgAck Their Eyes Were Watching God
AMERICAN DREAM • Learn from the failures of others, and aspire to accomplish more than those before you. • You have to overcome obstacles to get what you want out of life, but it’s worth it. • The worst thing you can do when trying to achieve what you want is settle, don’t do it. The Great Gatsby, The Grapes of Wrath
Poem by Joseph Mangriviti The American Dream You certainly have food on your kitchen table And a roof over a smart head – very capable! A great business, a family, friends and esteem! You, Champ, have realized the American dream. The time has come for you to reach beyond, Beyond the dream, so to stardom you can bond. Let your skills, talents and capabilities shine. Bring heaven down to earth by attentive design. You make a delicious sauce and also fine wine. Hunting, fishing and sports are daringly divine. Now cross the ocean, fly the air; just don’t quit!
ACCOUNTABILITY OF LEADERS • Most people aren’t thoroughly educated about who they willingly vote to lead them • Less government interference in the every day lives of people would be helpful • Chaos can result from people choosing without actually knowing 1984
COURAGE; INTEGRITY • Being courageous doesn’t always mean being a hero • Facing the truth can sometimes be the most courageous act • “Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters” ― Albert Einstein • “Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.” ― Oprah Winfrey Antigone, The Night Thoreau Spent In Jail
COURAGE; INTEGRITY Miep Gies • Miep Gies, the woman who hid Anne Frank • Gies and her family risked their life to help someone else, simply because it was the right thing to do http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFe_QBrrVAs