What Will Your Leadership Legacy Be?

Quote of the Day

“And when at some future date the high court of history sits in judgment on each of us, recording whether in our brief span of service we fulfilled our responsibilities to the state, our success or failure in whatever office we hold, will be measured by the answers to four questions: First, were we truly men of courage…Second, were we truly men of judgment…Third, were we truly men of integrity…Finally, were we truly men of Dedication?”[i][ii]*

John F. Kennedy


* Address of President-Elect John F. Kennedy Delivered to a Joint Convention of the General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, The State House, Boston, January 9, 1961. Also know as the “City Upon a Hill” speech.

Audio and text of this speech can be found at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum online HERE AND audio with historical perspective can be found at The Speeches of President John F. Kennedy website HERE.

Footnotes –

[i] Montor, Karel. Naval Leadership: Voices of Experience. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute, 1987. p. 3.

[ii] Barnes, John A. John F. Kennedy on Leadership: The Lessons and Legacy of a President. New York [etc.: AMACOM, 2007. p. 217.
 
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3 Responses to “What Will Your Leadership Legacy Be?”

  1. Jose LugoSantiago - Craft Your Journey! Says:

    Great quote from JFK. This is a clear call to be people of character, and not about staying by the sidelines!

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  2. kmabarrett Says:

    My first President! Although I was born during the Ike years, I was too young to be aware of him. A brilliant speaker (“Ask not…”). Camelot was shattered on a sunny morning in Dallas and we’ll never know what might have been…

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