Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Hiding weakness

Here are a few quotes from Leading with a limp:

"This is the strange paradox of leading: to the degree you attempt to hide or dissemble your weaknesses, the more you will need to control those you lead, the more insecure you will become, and the more rigidity you will impose-prompting the ultimate departure of your best people"

"Few know peace that is not dependent on performance"

"A good leader will in time disappoint everyone"

"In the leadership approach of a reluctant leader, it is a blessing to give away power and a calling to monitor its faithful use"

"Anyone who wrestles with an uncertain future on behalf of others-anyone who uses her gifts, talents, and skills to influence the direction of others for the greater good- is a leader"

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