Leadership is a walk in the dark. Leaders are expected to chart a course into the future and get people there. History can provide partial lessons, but an indispensable quality is to be able to figure out what the right decision is for the time. You can plan, budget, and follow procedure and protocol, but where the leader earns his or her paycheck is in new territory. Ultimately, that takes imagination.
- Title: Leadership is a Walk in the Dark
- Author: Hadley Hooper with Michael Harvey
- Source: Washington Post – On Leadership