#Photo prompt – Fall: A poem

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Pride comes before a fall

As people climb the corporate ladder

some forget who they really are

get lost in their own self-importance

It is easy to forget that a designation

does not mean you are the best

or even that you are more intelligent

or do a better job and deliver better results

It frequently means that you were more ambitious

were prepared to sacrifice more

than your fellow who is happy to settle

for a lessor position while often doing the same job

for less money and less recognition.

It is always a good idea to remember

that pride comes before a fall

and what goes up can fall back down

with a thunderous thump that shakes the ground.

Good leaders should recognise in others

the qualities that make a good worker

conscientiousness, determination and adaptability

and remember that a designation does not make the person.

You do…

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