Thursday, 3 July 2008

Egos and Echoes

Dear Leader,
Great leaders need a sense of pride.  They must be proud of what they want to achieve and who they are, but not too proud, then it becomes a question of ego.
You see, some people say leadership is about influence.  Let's call it the echo.  It reverberates from the leader.  It spreads from cliff to cliff.  
Sometimes, leaders confuse pride with ego.  It happens.  There are no clear boundaries.  But ego never has the power of echo.  Ego is about the leader, echo is about making the world a better place.
Ego is shown through power.  Echo comes to us through stories.
Then we keep on telling those stories, because we have to.
So, send me great stories, I will tell them.
A Cliff.

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