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Only the Director

Leadership is personal. At a recent meeting the former head of a major organization talked about issues including morale and trust and communications — and how some things just can't be delegated to your assistants, no matter how high you rise, how busy you are, or how many private dining rooms you control. One of his best remarks:

Only the Director can be the Director eating lunch in the cafeteria.

(cf. BuckMantras (2001-04-13), CultOfLeadership (2005-01-28), Prudent Leadership (2008-09-17), ...) - ^z - 2010-12-18