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7 Serving Principles

  1. Courage (Be bold in your actions.)
  2. Service (Serve others “The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say “thank you.” In between the leader is both a debtor and a servant.” – Max DePree)
  3. Kindness (Actively look for ways to be kind to others.)
  4. Sustainability (Look beyond the immediate decision to anticipate consequences – intended and unintended.)
  5. Passion (Passion attracts others to your mission and cause.)
  6. Preparation (Be on the look out for changes, threats, and opportunities.)
  7. Accountability (Accountability is a responsibility freely given and without reservation.)

Reference: Randy Pennington. (2009). On My Honor I Will: The Journey to Integrity-Driven Leadership. Dallas, Texas: Penland Scott Publishers


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Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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