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Precepts of Leadership (for a changing of the guard)
02-16-2011, 03:30 PM
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Precepts of Leadership (for a changing of the guard)
Can a Revolution succeed without Reformation?
Without better leaders, what good is complaining about the present leadership?
If we can't be a better example, will our example succeed?

PRECEPTS OF LEADERSHIP

1. The most important principle of leadership is to lead by example. If at all possible, a leader should have already done that which he will ask others to do.

2. The best leaders, more often than not, "come up through the ranks." They lead by example and by experience.

3. An indispensable principle is that the leader believe absolutely in the cause for which he is to fight. The devotion of a leader is transferred to his men.

4. A leader must not observe, but rather share with his men that which they are to endure. Leadership does not consist of commanding, but of leading.

5. The man who will not do himself, that which he asks others to do, is a commander, not a leader.

6. There is no room for the theorist in a good leader. His successes are measured by accomplishments, not by theories. Good ideas are those that work, all others are for speculators.

7. Leaders are not given respect, they earn it. If there is no respect from the ranks, then the leader must look to himself for the answer as to why.

8. The man who after serious thought and deliberation envisions himself a leader, usually is not, or he would already be leading instead of contemplating doing so.

9. There are men who seem to be "born leaders," as well as men who are born leading. The former possess a natural ability and talent from the beginning, the latter by training and experience.

10. A leader is not an island unto himself, he understands people and what motivates them. Praise and recognition is given by him to men who are successful, concern and help to those who fail. Men in the ranks are always given a second chance to prove themselves. No man who has given it his all should be judged harshly upon a single incident that may have been subject to the vicissitudes of life.

11. The hardest task for a competent leader is to delegate authority. Doing so, where possible, is what makes him superior to those leaders that can not.

12. A truly brilliant leader, is always looking for his replacement.

by Louis Beam, Reprinted from The Seditionist

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02-17-2011, 09:14 PM
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RE: Precepts of Leadership (for a changing of the guard)
This related article could be added as an addendum to Precepts of Leadership:

Rules To Live By
Lacking almost totally in America of the 1990's is a code for the conduct of the affairs of men, but it was not always so. In times past, men lived and died by norms of behavior that guided their lives and actions. The advantage of one having rules to live by is that when faced with a decision there is a reference point from which to draw information about what a possible correct course of action should be. Below are some norms of behavior long obeyed by thinking men and are some I have strived ( not always successfully) to live by.

1. In all that you do, consider its benefit or harm to yourself, your children and your people.
2. All that you do will return to you, sooner or later, for good or ill. Thus strive to always do good unto others or at least strive to be just.
3. To thine own self be true. Be honest with yourself and with others.
4. Give your word but sparingly and then move heaven and earth to abide by it once given.
5. To keep ones head is a virtue, the anger of a moment can play havoc for years.
6. Know which battles to fight and which to avoid. Live today to fight tomorrow.
7. Courage and honor endure. Their echoes remain when all else has vanished.
8. Pledge friendship only to those who are worthy.
9. Do your best or do nothing.
10. Love and care for your family always.
11. Laws of the land are to be obeyed so long as they were chosen with wisdom and the good of the people in mind.
12. Your children are the promise of the future. Don't break a promise.
13. Live in harmony as best you can with the natural order of the world.
14. Seeking wisdom is a virtue. Love truth, honor, courage, and loyalty.
15. Be prepared for the future. It will be upon you tomorrow.
16. Embrace life and you will live.

* See Proverbs in the Bible for a more exhaustive code.

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02-21-2011, 12:16 PM
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RE: Precepts of Leadership (for a changing of the guard)
What gives one man (or woman) the right to rule over another? I for one don't consent to anyone ruling over me, they're all oppressors that eventually will have to be dealt with. That's what this activism thing is about to me
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02-21-2011, 02:31 PM (This post was last modified: 02-21-2011 03:20 PM by ZeroCenter.)
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RE: Precepts of Leadership (for a changing of the guard)
Is it one man ruling over an another, or just your impression it is so?

If you knew who Louis Beam was, and heard him speak, I'm sure you two would have much to agree on. He speaks your language. So i guess I'll have to upload a few of his old talks I found in my archives:

* Estes Park Response to Tyranny (Louis tells his 1st hand experience of domestic terrorism by agents of Fed. Govt at a gathering re the well-known act of domestic terrorism perpetrated by Fed. Govt of Randy Weaver's family.)
* Fed. Government and Your Future
* Men, Govt, Law - the Unholy Trinity (unfortunately in real player format)
* To Hell with the Federal Government
* When Evil Men Rule

Louis Beam was considered to be the first important proponent of the strategy of leaderless resistance: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leaderless_resistance
... "Leaderless resistance, or phantom cell structure, is a political resistance strategy in which small, independent groups (covert cells) challenge an established adversary such as a government. Leaderless resistance can encompass anything from non-violent disruption and civil disobedience to bombings, assassinations and other violent agitation. Leaderless cells lack bidirectional, vertical command links and operate without hierarchal command.[1] While it lacks a central command, the concept does not necessarily imply lack of cooperation."

Ironically, Louis Beam was one of the 1st men who was charged, but never convicted of, Sedition against the United States. Then immediately afterwords started publishing a newsletter called "The Seditionist".

Pt. 1 of Video of Louis' speech in response to murder of Randy Weaver's family: http://wntube.com/play.php?vid=819
Pt. 2 - http://wntube.com/videos/820/louis-beam-2-2

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* Choose Freedom & Be the Change: http://concen.org/forum/showthread.php?tid=36698
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