Leadership Quote


“Whenever we think in terms of ‘leadership,’ we create a dichotomy: (1) leaders, a select and privileged few, and (2) followers, the vast majority. There follows the implicit judgment that leaders are some how superior to followers. So you get secrecy, distrust, overindulgence, and the inevitable sacrifice of those below for the benefit of those above. The word leadership, in fact, immediately creates a ranked division of people in ways that do not serve healthy organizational relationships. It also produces a privileged elite who, no matter how sincere they are, will eventually be seduced by their position.” ~Jeffrey S. Nielsen, The Myth of Leadership: Creating Leaderless Organizations