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Leadership - What Does It Mean to Me? 30th "Good Word" in the Good Word's Project

Updated on June 15, 2020

Leadership, the 30th word in the "Good Words" project, created by Jo_Goldsmith11, by giving us words to live by in hopes to help inspire her fellow Hubbers, to become the best writers, authors and poets we can be. This is Jo's calling. Jo "Grace" Goldsmith is a leader.

When Jo first started the "Good Words" project, I promised to write a poem for each Good Word that she chose for us weekly.

Note: I may not get them done as quickly as I would like but will continue to do them as quickly as possible for me.

I so admire Jo for her Leadership in starting this project.

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We see a Leader when we know one

When we see what he/she has done

And the potential they bring out in everyone

That is what leadership means to me


A Leader starts out to help just one

And the cascade from there

Has caused challenges for us to share

That is what leadership means to me


A leader is someone who instills values

By every word they speak

To lead us to a better place

One that we all seek


A leader is someone who cares

How high WE can reach

And leads by inspiring

Without the need to preach


© 2014 Shyron E Shenko

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    • Shyron E Shenko profile imageAUTHOR

      Shyron E Shenko 

      2 weeks ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comments and all the complements. I agree with all that you say.

      Many Blessings my dear friend.

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      C E Clark 

      2 months ago from North Texas

      Sadly, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York says he won't run for president and has no desire at all to do so. I think he would win, and I think he has exemplified leadership during this Coronavirus crisis. We desperately need someone with a working brain who believes in doing his job whether his behind gets licked and sucked and kissed or not. Trump makes blatantly clear that he washes the backs of the governors that kiss his better part. Not saying that part is at all exceptional, only that it's Trump's better part compared to all of his others. Not something to crow about when your A-hole is your best part . . . You have to have realized, it's the part of him that runs the show. When it's not happy, nothing that matters gets done.

      Posting this on FB & AH.

      Blessings dear friend. Be safe . . .

    • Au fait profile image

      C E Clark 

      6 months ago from North Texas

      Back to say that even though we are 3 years into Trump's term as president, we still have no leadership. I doubt many people would want their children to grow up to be like Trump.

      Well, now we have other problems. Seems like Trump creates 2 or 3 new problems daily aside from the fact that he is himself a huge problem. He has killed to major military men in the Iranian military just for the fun of it, it would seem.

      With the presidential election less than a year away, one might wonder why he would so such a thing -- if one didn't realize what a dither he's in over being impeached along with other problems and doing whatever he thinks it will take to get re-elected. Trading the lives of our young people for votes seems reasonable to him, and likely to his supporters as well. That's what I'm afraid this will all lead too.

      All was going pretty well when we had the treaty in place with Iran that the Obama Administration worked out, but Trump had to rip that up and now he is further poking these people with a stick. He couldn't leave well enough alone. Republicans, I've read, have wanted to go to war with Iran for a very long time, so in an effort to be re-elected, Trump is trying to give them their long desired wish.

      What is it with Republicans and war? Maybe if they who are so for war were to personally and physically lead the charge along with their families, they might have some other thoughts. It's easy to sacrifice other people's lives, but what if it were their own or the lives of people they care about? I know, they really only care about themselves when they care at all. So sending their children to Iran to die would be no big deal.

      A shame people have to die in order to accomplish Trump's re-election. He should be in jail for all the horrible things he has done anyway, not the Oval Office.

      Happy New Year! Hope 2020 will be full of blessings for you dear friend. Take care . . .

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      C E Clark 

      10 months ago from North Texas

      I think Trump hasn't the vaguest idea of what constitutes leadership. He is a terrible leader and will likely go down in history as our worst leader ever.

      All the polls say Trump is losing, but they said that last time didn't they? Since nothing has been done to protect our elections from outsiders since the last time the Russians meddled, I really think they will swing the election again next year and Trump will win again even if he doesn't get a single vote. He'll get Russia's vote and they will keep him in office.

      So our country will continue to go down hill, though it's pretty near the bottom of that hill already. Will we ever have a president again that is a leader, and hopefully a good leader? I'm not optimistic.

      Posted to AH & FB. Blessings dear friend . . .

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      C E Clark 

      23 months ago from North Texas

      It would seem that Mr. Putin is in charge and those people who should be putting a stop to it are not. Imagine if Obama had handed over the reins of our government to Putin instead of Trump doing it! It would seem that not only Trump, but the entire Republican Party are above the law.

      I hope you are managing through this awful heat without problems. 111º yesterday and to be hotter today and tomorrow. Well above 100 for several days to come. Getting my other eye taken care of a week from today. The one they did last time was for distance and it's really hard to read or write now. Hopefully that will be much better next week at this time.

      Hope all is well with you and you are succeeding in staying cool. Blessings and hugs for you dear friend. I often think of you and hope all is going well. Take care . . .

    • Shyron E Shenko profile imageAUTHOR

      Shyron E Shenko 

      2 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comments, I do appreciate you so very much.

      Our illegitimate president got away with molesting a child just like roy moore.

      yet they still talk against Hillary.

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      C E Clark 

      2 years ago from North Texas

      A shame we have no leadership in this country, but on a different note, I understand Mueller will be announcing the first indictments early next week. Should be interesting at least.

      Hope you are managing to stay warm. Blessings dear friend . . .

    • Shyron E Shenko profile imageAUTHOR

      Shyron E Shenko 

      2 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you my dear friend for the comments as always, I appreciate you.

      I hope you are staying cool in this awful heat.

      Take care, Blessings and hugs

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      C E Clark 

      3 years ago from North Texas

      Well, Trump didn't turn back into a liberal. Not sure what he is. Not even sure he's human.

      Now that the Republicans are showing themselves for who they really are, it's not so hard to imagine that they are always the ones getting into trouble breaking the law, like with Nixon (Watergate), Reagan (Iran-Contra), George H.W. Bush (also Iran-Contra and much more -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_federal_poli... George W. Bush (20 scandals -- http://www.thedailybeast.com/20-forgotten-bush-sca... and when you're done with them there are 20 more!).

      Trump really does take the cake, thought. Worse than all of the rest combined, and maybe instead of Donald John Trump he should be called Donald Herbert Hoover Trump.

      Instead of bringing jobs to the U.S. he's loosing them! Hasn't appointed more than 500 people to fill positions that it's his job to fill. That's 500 people not working and getting paid. If he succeeds in taking 22 million or more people out of the healthcare system lots of jobs will be lost in the healthcare industry too. Then he's cutting education and that means more job losses in public school districts across the country.

      Not much of a leader. In fact he doesn't know anything about leadership. That's why he keeps putting his foot in it.

      The Republican Party is involved. It isn't Trump alone that is turning the U.S. into a fascist state or the presidency into a dictatorship. It has more to do with oppression and outright theft and nothing to do with leadership. Greed knows no bounds it would seem. Lots of people are going to die in the name of making the filthy rich richer . . .

      Hope you and your household are all well. Blessings dear friend.

    • Shyron E Shenko profile imageAUTHOR

      Shyron E Shenko 

      4 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comment and sharing. Yes it does look like Trump will be the one, but I heard it explained how they can replace him with Paul Ryan.

      I hope your new phone is working well. I will try to call you later today if I can.

      Blessings and Hugs dear friend.

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      C E Clark 

      4 years ago from North Texas

      Looks like Mr. Trump is going to lead the GOP, at least for a while. Boy are they gonna be angry if he is elected and turns back into a liberal! Sharing.

      Had a dead phone for nearly 15 hours las' night and this morning. Couldn't even reboot it. A new one is on the way via insurance. Hope all is well with you. Blessings and hugs. Hope to talk soon . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      4 years ago from Texas

      Good Morning Patricia, thank you so much for the visit, I always appreciate you and thank you for the Angels, I will take them with me to the ICU to watch over my beloved.

      Blessings and hugs. ss

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      Patricia Scott 

      4 years ago from North Central Florida

      Right now as we are fully engaged in watching the events play out as those who seek to be our new leader, reading your hub offers us a way to look at what a leader should be.

      Thanks for your thoughtful consideration of this topic.

      Angels are on the way to you this morning ps

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      4 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, appreciate the comments and sharing.

      Yes it will be interesting to see the changes in the government.

      Glad it didn't as cold as predicted.

      Blessings and Hugs

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      C E Clark 

      4 years ago from North Texas

      Will be interesting to see who our leadership will include a year from now. Sharing.

      Didn't get as cold las' night as predicted, or didn't seem to. Take care . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      5 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Writer Fox for your visit and you kind comment. I hope you will join the fun and write something for one or two of the good words, or maybe all.

      Thanks again, appreciate you.

      Shyron

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      Writer Fox 

      5 years ago from the wadi near the little river

      This is the first time I have heard of the Good Words Project. I think it's a great idea and I enjoyed your contribution here.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      5 years ago from Texas

      Jo, thank you so much for the compliments, comments, up-votes and sharing and most of all thank you for being such a dear friend.

      Shalom

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      5 years ago from Texas

      Kevin, you are so appreciated.

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      Jo_Goldsmith11 

      5 years ago

      You are doing such an amazing job with each word Shyron! This is beautiful, awesome and breath taking! Love the words, photos and you are a true leader in poetry! Shared and up she goes! Thank you for being such an inspirational example of leadership! :-)

      Shalom

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      The Examiner-1 

      5 years ago

      You are welcome Shyron, it meant a lot to me. :-)

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      5 years ago from Texas

      Thank you again Kevin, for your visit and your comment.

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      The Examiner-1 

      5 years ago

      I also bookmarked it Shyron.

      Kevin

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      5 years ago from Texas

      Kevin, thank you for the comments, up votes, sharin, pinning and G+, I appreciate you more than you know.

      Blessings to you dear friend.

      Shyron

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      The Examiner-1 

      5 years ago

      That hit me my inner self Shyron. It had true meaning and warmth, I really cherished it and I believe it has purpose. I voted it up and across the board (except funny), shared, pinned and G+ it.

      Kevin

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      5 years ago from Texas

      Maria, my dear friend, thank you for the compliment, comments and up votes, and for your friendship.

      Love, hugs and peace to you always.

      Shyron

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      5 years ago from Texas

      Annart, thank you dear friend, for the visit, comment and compliments. I really and truly appreciate you.

      Blessings

      Shyron

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      5 years ago from Texas

      Dear Peg, thank you for the visit, comment and compliment, I really appreciate you and your friendship.

      Blessings and hugs.

      Shyron

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      5 years ago from Texas

      Ruby, thank you so very much for the comment, compliment, I am so glad you enjoyed Music video. You are welcome, I do hope that joy, peace and love is spreading throughout our Hub community.

      Blessings and Hugs

      Shyron

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      5 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Jodah, for the comment, compliment and your friendship.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      5 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, yes inspiration is better than a lecture, and example better than a sermon. I have a cousin Zina, who says she would rather see a sermon anyday than hear one.

      My dear friend, you don't know how much I appreciate you, and thank you for the comment, up-votes, post to FB, pin to AH and shar on HP.

      Sorry, I could not call yesterday it was past your bedtime when we got home from the meeting.

      Blessings and hugs.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      5 years ago from Texas

      Paula (fpherj48) thank you so very much for the comment, compliments, up-votes, pin and tweet.

      Bless you always dear friend, I appreciate you.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      5 years ago from Texas

      Dear Faith, thank you for the comments, up votes +. Yes Jo is a leader, I had not thought about it that way before she gave us the word.

      Thank you also for the compliment.

      Blessings to you dear friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      5 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Pawpawrites for your comment.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      5 years ago from Texas

      Shauna, thank you for your kind comment, I am always happy to see you here.

      Blessings to you dear friend

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      Maria Jordan 

      5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Shyron,

      Well expressed from the heart - what we hope to see in our leaders all around us, as you and Jo are in our HubVille community...Voted UP!

      Love, hugs and peace, Maria

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      Ann Carr 

      5 years ago from SW England

      Lovely poem. It is to inspire others and to lead without thought of self that are the qualities of leadership.

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      Peg Cole 

      5 years ago from Northeast of Dallas, Texas

      Leaders really do bring out the potential in others. Well said, Shyron. I loved the imagery in your poem, too. Another beautiful contribution to the Good Words project.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Awesome words and the video is wonderful, the baby is adorable and the song is uplifting this Sunday morning. Thank's for all you do to spread joy in Hubville..

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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      A great word. One can feel like the leader and still feel less of a leader. Your words shine on this beautiful.

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      John Hansen 

      5 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Good poetic take on Leadership Shyron. Well done.

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      C E Clark 

      5 years ago from North Texas

      Inspiration is better than lecture, and example is better than sermon -- usually. But you know there are some people who only 'get it' if you lecture or sermonize, and there are still others who won't 'get it' even if you take them by the hand and explain every step.

      Excellent verse as always. Voted up, BAUI, posted to FB, pinned to AH, and shared on HP!

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      Suzie 

      5 years ago from Carson City

      Shyron...This is not only beautiful and inspirational....I love the way you have put it altogether! Very creative. You definitely shine of Leadership qualities!...Up+++pinned & tweeted

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      Jim 

      5 years ago from Kansas

      The essence of Leadership, well captured.

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      Faith Reaper 

      5 years ago from southern USA

      Great insight as to leadership. You are spot on, dear Shyron. Jo is a great leader, as are you, in inspiring others always, especially with the "Good Words" project. Superb poem and beautiful imagery.

      God bless you and keep you.

      Up ++++ and away

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      Shyron, I have to agree with your take on leadership. I especially like the last lines: and leads by inspiring without the need to preach.

      Lovely, poem!

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