God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas, but for scars. – Elbert Hubbard
If you hang around as a leader long enough you will have scars. It’s just the nature of the business. But we are not called as leaders to a life of comfort and ease that is free from scars. When you lead from the trenches you know first-hand what it takes to get the job done, how to relate to your people, and lead with a greater sense of purpose. When you are engaged as a leader and have the scars to prove it you will have the respect of your people. Don’t be afraid to lead in the trenches. You will be a better leader for it.
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