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The Courageous Follower, 3rd Edition by Ira Chaleff

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EPILOGUE

THE WHOLESOME USE OF POWER does not assure success in achieving objectives, but it is in itself success.

Both the common purpose and our integrity are served when core values guide us. The exercise of power presumes the hope for success and the willingness to risk failure, but a values-centered use of power assures that even if goal achievement failures occur, they will not be compounded by failures of human decency.

The rewards of the balanced leader-follower relationship are the rewards of all healthy relationships—honest struggle, growth, mutual admiration, and even love. A reward of the wholesome use of power is the opportunity to witness improvements in the lives of those we serve. When leaders and followers fulfill their respective ...

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