leadership-planning. We'll return to speakerslater.Planning is difficult. It's easier to work with our hands. Planning involves things thatwe don't like to do. We have to think; wehave to do paper work; we have to followorderly procedures. The average Masonicleader would rather work with theritual--confer degrees, teach catechisms or lectures - because these are familiar areas.They have become second nature to him. Fromthe first day of his entrance into Masonry hehas had to work with them. This can belikened to the doctor, plumber, bricklayer,and accountant who have become proficient intheir trade or profession through long usage.This becomes their operative work, and ismuch easier to perform than is planning, or managing-using the principles of leadership.We have determined that the principles of leadership are: PLANNING, ORGANIZING,STAFFING, COMMUNICATING, and CONTROLLING,with GOAL SETTING an all important part of planning. This was discussed at some lengthin the June, 1972, Short Talk, Growing theLeader. We must set goals, thenconstructively plan to reach them.In the book on Masonic leadership, Key toFreemasonry's Growth, we read: "With more andmore materialistic things vying for the timeof man, planning has become more a necessitythan ever for fraternal organizations. Thelack of goals, or goals not clearly defined,and then no plans to reach them, will not betolerated by the busy men of today. They have become used to efficiency and this is whatthey expect to find in the leaders of theorganization."That's a whole series of reasons for planning, but let's enumerate some other concrete REASONS FOR PLANNING:- For Change- To Build for the Future- For Improvement- To Stimulate Growth- To Increase Efficiency- To Build Morale- To Improve Human Relations- To Grow LeadersChange, we've said before, is all around us.