Leading the way

It was fantastic to see Toby’s poem in yesterday’s New Zealand Herald. The poem explores leadership. Here it is if you missed it:

Leading the Way

Birds fly in V formation

A leader obvious

The arrow points

Autonomous.

Persistence

Replacing forgone promise

Leads a life of independence

Defeating reliance.

Sulking through unfairness

Over how the gene pool is laid

Frivolous

Leaders are not born

They are made.

Confidence,

Experience,

Commitment,

A leader formed everyday

Aiming at target easy

Knowledge of bow will pay.

Rutherford,

McCaw,

Hillary,

Kiwis leading too

Fronting sports teams

Moving military through.

A pedestal unwanted

Leaders remain admired.

Leading isn’t greed, power or privileged

It is flying to a new height

Not found by shadowing, drifting or following

Leading is choosing your own flight.

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