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Our Staff Strategy Team (SST) is reading and discussing 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell.  This book has a PROFOUND impact on me years ago when I, as a younger leader, was trying to develop my leadership skills.

While reading it this time, I found a great quote on "where the true credit lies" from President Teddy Roosevelt:

“It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points
out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done
them better.  The credit belongs to the
man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and
blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who
knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a
worthy cause; who, at best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement;
and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails with daring greatly, so that
his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither
victory nor defeat.”  (Teddy Roosevelt)