Chapter Ten

Spread the Fame in Success and Take the Blame in Failure

Leadership consists of nothing but taking responsibility for everything that goes wrong and giving your subordinates credit for everything that goes well.


Dwight D. Eisenhower

Leadership is about referring to ‘we’, not ‘I’. Leadership is about walking the talk. Leadership is about facing distractions squarely in daily life. Leadership is about how many challenges the leaders face, and how they inch ahead with energy and enthusiasm. Leadership is not a cakewalk, but a path ridden with both bouquets and brickbats. Above all, leadership is all about spreading the fame during success and taking the blame during failure.

Level 5 Leadership

Jim Collins wrote about Level 5 leadership ...

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