David Brooks wrote an insightful column in yesterday's NY Times op-ed column: "The Art of Gracious Leadership". I was particularly taken by a few morsels of his article:
"graciousness is a gentle strength"
"experience distills life into instinct"
"see life as not a battlefield, but the world as a friendly and hopeful place"
"gracious leaders greet the world openly".
Leaders see possibilities, learn from experience and are humble in their ability to accept. Reference is to Martin Luther King.
The leader in all of us leads with intuition, where everything is a possibility. Isn't that what we want for our employees, players, and the world?