July Thirteenth Success Secret – James F. Bender

July 13, 2020 — Leave a comment

The small man flies into a rage over the slightest criticism, but the wise man is eager to learn from those who have censured him and reproved him and “disputed the passage with him.” Walt Whitman put it this way: “Have you learned lessons only of those who admired you, and were tender with you, and stood aside for you? Have you not learned great lessons from those who rejected you, and braced themselves against you, or disputed the passage with you?”

~ James F. Bender, The Technique of Executive Leadership (1950)

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