Leadership is not a license to do less; it is a responsibility to do more. And that’s the trouble.

Leadership takes work. It takes time and energy. The effects are not always easily measured and they are not always immediate.

Leadership is always a commitment to human beings.”

– Simon Sinek – Leaders Eat Last

Our present situation requires leadership that puts people first.  An Orlando official praised the Walt Disney Company for putting “people above profit” citing the closing of the Walt Disney World Resort. And while this is a billion dollar decision that can’t last forever, it does tell Disney employees that they matter above all else.


Leaders Eat Last (New York, NY: Portfolio/Penguin, 2014), 214

Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.

Colin Powell