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The Best Leadership — Move in Front, Walk Behind

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Sometimes you need to lead the charge. Sometimes you need to gently corral people forward.  Sometimes you need to speak boldly and with principle; other times you need to quietly acknowledge and encourage.  Sometimes you must sprint ahead; other times you must simply walk silently and patiently.

Leadership is always ethical, but its form changes radically.  Let\’s listen to Shirin Ebadi…and strive to be the leaders we need to be, moment by moment…
“A political leader shows people the way, moving in front of the people and showing them a path. A human rights advocate, instead, walks behind the people, and, if anyone is left behind, takes their hand to help them.” — Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Iran’s first female judge