Real Leadership

“We need to believe in ourselves and our future but not to believe that life is easy.  Life is painful and rain falls on the just.  Leaders must help us see failure and frustration not as a reason to doubt ourselves but a reason to strengthen resolve…Don’t pray for the day we finally solve our problems.  Pray that we have freedom to continue working on the problems the future will never cease to throw at us.”

John W. Garner On Leadership (New York Free Press 1993), 195, xii

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