Friday, March 30, 2012
A Verbal Proof Vest
I have a good friend who is interested in public service. However, he is concerned about the political mudslinging.
Yes, the name calling and the potential threats do hurt. But it is what you sign up for when you are working on and for the greater good.
It is a part of this arena (not area). All leaders, let alone the great ones (Martin Luther King, Gandhi, Mother Teresa), have had to endure it.
As another good friend told me, when you put yourself out there (taking on the responsibility of a formal leadership position, whether in politics or out of politics) you have to arm yourself with a verbal proof vest.