Leaders Are Wrong

A Spoon Full of Sugar (Laughter) Helps the Medicine Go Down
A Spoon Full of Sugar (Laughter) Helps the Medicine Go Down

This post was inspired a minute ago by a comment I left on Mike Reardon’s Blog:

Leaders are wrong sometimes. Babe Ruth once held the home run record. He once, and maybe still does, held the strike out record too.

The bottom line, you have to make decisions, like which pitch looks like a good one, trust your intuition, and swing away.

The more mistakes you make, the more successful you’ll become.

Life, and leadership, is not a spectator sport.

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.


  1. The glue used on Post It notes was a failure for its intended purpose…..but…..look at it now.

    It turned lemons into lemonade….and then some.

  2. Perhaps it’s the law of averages. Not sure really.
    Perhaps it’s “luck favors the prepared”.
    Or maybe “the harder you work, the luckier you get”.

  3. Someday I will type about the graduate school year of “bad data.” It was such a learning experience. I was expecting something else. So was my adviser; but nature had better ideas.

  4. It’s interesting how so many people, if you pay close attention, want others to change and do the very things they themselves won’t do.

    For example, recently red a Facebook update, a complaint questioning (with an implied demand) why we spend so much money helping other Countries. And that we should take care of our own “house” first.

    It’s a very lofty and noble idea, to want to clean up our own yard first, so I don’t want to say it’s wrong to think that way.

    What I find interesting though, is this very person can’t take care of their own “house” – their mind, body, spirit, money, admin – they are so out of balance that it’s almost offensive that should demand another to be “perfect”, yet they themselves have a glaring plank in their eye.

    The opportunity? To show compassion, patience, and offer whatever assistance possible, even if it’s small, even if it’s simply writing everyday about never giving up hope.

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