Thursday, September 08, 2011
I wasn't particularly looking for inspiration today, but found it anyway. Over at Lifehacker, Adam Dachis posts a quote on leadership from John Holt:
Leaders are not what many people think -- people with huge crowds following them. Leaders are people who go their own way without caring, or even looking to see whether anyone is following them. 'Leadership qualities' are not the qualities that enable people to attract followers, but those that enable them to do without them. They include, at the very least, courage, endurance, patience, humor, flexibility, resourcefulness, determination, a keen sense of reality, and the ability to keep a cool and clear head even when things are going badly. This is the opposite of the 'charisma' that we hear so much about.Taking a very brief look at the Wikipedia entry about the man, I am not sure I would agree with much else that he had to say, but the above is worth remembering during difficult times.