12 Lessons They Don’t Teach You in School

I read an article in the paper today about “12 Lessons They Don’t Teach you in School.”  It was written by Harvey Mackay and really is written for most of the leaders I know.  I wanted to make sure you didn’t miss it, so I will outline it for you:


1.  You can’t do everything yourself.

2.  You need to understand finance.

3.  You don’t always get a second chance.

4.  Your attitude is paramount.

5.  Take your work seriously, but don’t take yourself too seriously.

6.  Everyone smiles in the same language.

7.  Your boss doesn’t have all of the answers.

8.  You never really know it all.

9.  You have to market yourself.

10. Beat rejection before it beats you.

11. Honesty is the best policy.

12. You don’t always get a trophy.

Let me add three more that I think are really important:

* God knows what He is doing.

* Your trust in God will define your leadership.

* People are very important!



Dr. Ron Cline helps build the body of Christ around the world. His background as a pastor, educator, counselor, missionary and author gives him credibility and rapport with the many groups and individuals he and his wife, Barbara, minister to in various countries each year. After 7 years of pastoral ministry in Southern California, and ten years as the Dean at Azusa Pacific University, the Clines’ international service began in 1976 as a short-term opportunity when he agreed to pastor the English Fellowship Church in Quito, Ecuador for two years. Those two years stretched into six years. Following that he served as the president of HCJB World Radio, also in Ecuador, for 20 years. HCJB Global, now Reach Beyond, has media, health care, community and/or leadership development ministries in Latin America, Europe, Russia, North Africa/Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia Pacific. Ron and Barb currently serve as Global Ambassadors with Reach Beyond and live in Southern California after living 30 years abroad. They travel from Southern California throughout the world. For the last ten years they have been encouraging, coaching and working with leaders in Indonesia, Cambodia, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Nepal, Mongolia, India, Philippines, Thailand, Hong Kong, Solomon Islands, Western Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Fiji, America Samoa, Australia, New Zealand, Central Asia, USA, Canada, Mexico, Cuba, Haiti, Ecuador, Russia, Malawi, Ivory Coast and South Africa.

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