Friday, January 3, 2014

Expectations of Office

                                                                             Attribution: Oarabile Mudongo
Image: The White House
Source: Wikimedia Commons (here)

One of a kind
One so sublime
Holding the fort
Calling the shots
Please most of them
But not everyone
Rally them around
Allegiance duty-bound
Get them on your side
Lead with some might
Stave off oppositions
Provide good notions
Accord due respect
Enough for what they expect
Don’t wilt under pressure
Even if unsure
Show them the sterner stuff
Show them just enough
Don’t flog the issue
Relent on a few
Get into the team some rivals
If they are able
Even from the other party
Those who are worthy
Good leadership sustains
Good leaders remain

Written for Mrsupole’s Theme Thursday  with  -  One


  1. Good verse Hank Good leadership is essential.


  2. Hank,

    It takes resilience, courage and humour to hold such an office. Not an enviable mission, without faith.

    Happy New Year,
    Eileen :)

  3. It does take a bunch to stay there indeed, but "good" is a matter of opinion haha

  4. a good leader is worth pure gold... i have met some really good leaders along the way and what they had in common was a heart for the people they led...

  5. what is a good leader? i think we have to accept that we can not please everyone all the time...or really understand why leaders make some decisions but.....i agree with claudia in that it comes down to the heart of the leader for me....