Couple of quotes from yesterday that caught my eye.
Of poor leaders they sayWe did it despite them
Of good leaders they sayWe did it with them.”
Of great leaders they sayWe did it ourselves.
And (at the risk of doing a Bernie), the difference between charismatic and inspirational leaders:
They say after an audience with Hilter, you came out sayingHe can do anything.
They say after an audience with Churchill, you can out sayingI can do anything.
The point of both is that you seldom hear of truly great and inspirational leaders, because what they do is enable others to achieve amazing things.
While I have no pretensions of being a great or inspirational leader, I would rather see someone that I have walked alongside do extraordinary things than to do extraordinary things myself. I don’t want to be great, and don’t imagine I ever will be – but I do want to try and help others be!