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