Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Today's Maxwell Quote

From A More Excellent Way (1967), 34:
Leadership should seek to create a climate in which the leader and members of the group bring forth the best they have to offer. Sometimes, of course, the best which individuals have to offer is not of a high quality, but we must assure them as to the acceptability of their offering. Our task is avoiding unnecessary mediocrity, too, and our tolerance of poor performance by ourselves and others is, at times, not tolerance at all, but lazy leadership.