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The boss says, "Go;" the leader says, "Let's go." The Builder says: "come."

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Jaime L. Garcia said...

I know that the builder's supposed to be the pinnacle of the statement, but it rubs me the wrong way. I prefer the Leader's line. tl;dr version. I believe builder's words are honeyed. The leader's more upfront and honest. The builder's statement only works when things are "going well" already, or if he's trying to tell people that things will be easy his way. Either he's done all the hard work already, and is inviting growth by evangelizing, or he's tricking people into fulfilling his vision (I use the word "tricking" liberally, as his purpose may be benign). The leader, I find, is in a position that is undesirable (a problem), and is enticing people to do what is needed to get out of it with him. OR, at the very least, if there's a way out, or a better way, he's making no presumptions that it will be an easy road, but he is willing to undertake that road, no matter how difficult it may be, with you.

wow, instant reflection paper.

Roy Tang said...

@Jaime think of it in terms of: the "boss" is the guy who can only direct other people down a known path. The leader helps other people by walking the path with them. The builder is the one who creates new paths for people to follow. I agree that "come" may not necessarily be the best phrasing here (I guess it's derived from "build it and they will come"), but the point is that we need the sort of people - builders - who are willing to forge ahead of other people and find those paths which will lead us forward. Ang boss lang si Raquel.

Jaime L. Garcia said...

@Roy: Agreed 100%. Yeah, that's what they were going at nga for the builders, and it takes a special kind of person to forge ahead and do the groundwork.

Jaime L. Garcia said...

@Chry Love that link! Thanks. :D

Kristine Casas said...
@Chry nice link nga  :D