It seems in order to succeed

In a less than perfect world

A certain amount of


Is necessary.

For the leader to let go of

Her perfectionism

And find ways to accept the members of her team

For who they actually are

While inspiring them to be better.

For the follower to abandon

His rigid preferences

Of how he would like his leaders to be

And submit himself to the reasonable

Directives of their leadership

While holding them accountable.

None of us are going to make it

By being uncompromising


Demeaning of those

That don’t perfectly tow our line.

Grace is needed.

A readiness to

Disregard our pre-determined ideas

Of what should be,

To embrace a better reality.


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