Good Leaders

Are kind.
They have figured out
How to get stuff done
Without emotionally dismembering
The people they’re doing stuff with.
They know that half the task of leadership
Is to create a culture of human flourishing
For the humans they are responsible for.
It is not superstars we lack;
High performing individuals
Who can dazzle and amaze,
Pulling off exploits
That few will ever even attempt.
No,
What we lack
Is people who we’d still want
To lead us
Long after the task is done.

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