Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Leadership from Behind

The following quote from Nelson Mandela's autobiography , Long Walk to Fredom, captures the type of leadership required for an agile team to be successful. In the passage, Mandela recalls how a leader of his tribe talked about leadership:

"A leader, he said, is like a sheperd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind"

Are you leading from behind?

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