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May 11, 2006

leadership

At a meeting yesterday, I said, "Leadership is choosing which pressure to cave to." I've had this thought for several years, although I'm not sure whether I made it up or borrowed it from someone. In either case, it was received as a scrap of wisdom, so I pass it on here.

The corollary: To get what you want, organize people to put pressure on you that you want to cave to.

Posted by peterlevine at May 11, 2006 01:05 PM

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Doesn't FDR have a similar quote?

Posted by: Nick Beaudrot [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 11, 2006 02:04 PM

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