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Leadership Rules: 50 Timeless Lessons For Leaders by Jo Owen

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CHAPTER 4

THE PERFECT LEADER

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No leader in history has been perfect. You do not need to be perfect either, because perfection does not exist in leadership. Searching for perfection is like searching for smoke signals in the fog: it is an exercise in futility. By way of illustration, try the next two exercises.

First, imagine you are on safari. Look at all the animals and decide which one is the perfect predator. Some people say it is the lion because the lion is the king of the jungle: but lions do not live in jungles. Some favour the elephant because all animals give way to the elephant at a watering hole. Others favour cheetahs for their speed, ...

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