At 07:58 AM 1/13/01 -0500, R Bigio wrote:
>I agree that you do not join the army to become a Patton, but
>Patton's achievements (and personality? and demeanor?) undoubtedly inspired
>many soldiers to be the best they could be. Without role models how much
>inspiration would there be?
My philosophy of building effective leadership character in
people is to refrain them from looking up to anybody as a
Looking up to a role model will limit your aspiration to getting
as close as possible to your role model..... but not surpassing
I spoke to a Daytona Beach basketball player who wanted to be
like Michael Jordan. I told him: "why not work on being a much
better player than Michael Jordan."
The state badge comes with criteria that *need* to be met and
If one can not meet and or maintain those criteria, one needs
not to carry the state badge. Of course, this is not the case
in most of us :-)
Many state referees want the 04 badge for reasons other than
working the professional game. This approach gave the national
badge a lesser and lesser glamour and prestige... which is
disappointing young and aspire-to-be-professional referees.