Wednesday, June 24, 2009

More Admiral Arleigh A. Burke

Leadership is understanding people and involving them to help you do a job. That takes all of the good characteristics, like integrity, dedication of purpose, selflessness, knowledge, skill, implacability, as well as determination not to accept failure.

Admiral Arleigh A. Burke
Naval Leadership: Voices of Experience (1987)

1 comment:

Sean Heritage said...

Though he was not one to accept failure, he was not afraid of it and always learned from it. On a related note, Thomas Edison fell short over 10,000 times before finding a light bulb filament that worked. In his words, "I haven't failed. I just found ten thousand things that do not work."

Most of us could stand to be a little less risk averse.