When I was in college @ Multnomah University, I had a professor named, Dr. Steve Patty. In his class on Managing Church Ministries, Dr. Patty taught his students some proverbial wisdom he affectionately called: Patty Proverbs.

Here they are:

  1. Leaders define reality
  2. Always lead people, not programs
  3. People are always down with what they are not up on
  4. Good leaders serve twice
  5. The parsley principle
  6. People don’t remember your failure as they do your claims about their failure
  7. Always have the courage and humility to make the second decision
  8. Lay hands hastily on no one
  9. Between doing the right things and doing things right, always do the right things
  10. Until you answer the question why, the cost will always be too high

Patty Proverbs

Over the next 10 days, there will be a blog series on each of these 10 Patty Proverbs. I hope you enjoy this series on some really good and applicable leadership principles.

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