I think the truth of the matter is, people who end up a “first” don’t actually set out to be first. They set out to do something they love and it just so happens that they are the first to do it.

Condoleezza Rice, U.S. Secretary of State (2005–2009)


What is the value of a leader? What purpose does a leader really serve in a group of people? What does a leader provide to a group of people that cannot be obtained elsewhere? How does a leader create a distinct advantage for that group?

Leadership is not so easily understood; if there is a code to leadership effectiveness, it is constructed with a vocabulary of thoughts, actions, or behaviors. In all likelihood, leadership has developed in many ...

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