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September 1, 2015

"We Did It Ourselves"

Submitted by Daryl Buchholz

Daryl Buchholz

I saw this quote recently on leadership, and really liked the message:

To lead people, walk beside them ...

As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence.

The next best, the people honor and praise.

The next, the people fear;

and the next, the people hate ...

When the best leader's work is done the people say,
"We did it ourselves!"
                                                            - Lao-tsu

I believe that quote speaks volumes to the way in which Extension professionals exhibit leadership. Maybe that's why Extension continues to be one of those "best kept secrets"???

Have a great week, provide great leadership, and make them believe "We did it ourselves!"