True Leadership

June 18, 2020 pwm1

Leadership is based on inspiration, not domination; on cooperation, not intimidation.

— William Arthur Ward (Image Licensed by Penn Wealth)

I have worked for countless people in my life, from both the military and civilian sectors. Some were incredible; some were incredibly horrendous. The incredible ones were true leaders who would never give themselves that moniker, while nearly every one of the dolts believed that leadership meant constantly showing who was in charge. The poor ones would also tend to let their current emotions dictate their actions. There is an interesting side benefit to leading through inspiration and cooperation: those inevitable few employees who refuse to be inspired, who will always find fault and lay blame, will find very few allies. 

—Mike Hazell

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