Like a Shepherd

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2014-02-27 15.44.55

As a leader, I have always followed the principles I first saw demonstrated by the regent at the Great Place. I have always¬†endeavored to listen to what each and every person in a discussion had to say before venturing my own opinion. Oftentimes, my own opinion will simply represent a consensus of what I heard in the discussion. I always¬†remember the regent’s axiom: a leader, he said, is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go on ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.

Nelson Mandela