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Whatever Happened to Class?

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - Joe Kiedinger

Being a kid born in the 70’s, I remember the cartoon “Fat Albert.” There was a saying that one of the kids would say after a character did something that was not very dignifying. It went like this…

“Russell, you remind me of a Thanksgiving Vacation…. No Class!”
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I think to be true Servant Leader, you need to lead with some class. Now, I’m not saying one should avoid having a sense of humor or act stiff and serious. You must be authentic, and you must have class.

I think of celebrities who presented themselves with real class: Sammy Davis Jr., Roger Moore, Audrey Hepburn and Frank Sinatra. I was recently listening to a live recording of a show he performed. He always presented humor and fun in a classy way. 

It’s with the recent news of professional athletes and government officials behavior that inspired today’s topic.

Here’s to ‘Class’ and all who participate in it!

Joe Kiedinger

ACTION PLAN: Thank someone this week who has true class!

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