On leadership

These are excerpts from de Gaulle's "The Edge of the Sword," an old opus enjoying popularity among folks interested in leadership.

Leadership in the making is attracted to achievable power, demonstrates creative instinct, and pays a price for not being popular.

This speaks to the idea that leadership is common to situations of crisis (e.g. startups as continuous crises) rather than large bureaucracies running on quasi-stationary regimes. This is not to say that leadership cannot exist within large corporate environments--in general it exists only at the top levels in case the corporation has maintained somehow something from its founder(s) culture.


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