Jack Durish (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mon, 12 May 1997 07:49:58 -0700
I've had the opportunity to observe leaders on the battlefield as well
as in the community and in business. Some were good and some were... not
This may raise a few hackles at first, but bear with me... the best were
Arrogance may be ranked among pride and avarice as a deadly sin, but it
essential in a leader. I'm talking about the that quality that causes a
person to rise up when everyone else is cowering in the dust, confused
and disoriented and simply says "follow me!"
If that person is not arrogant -- they do not summon their followers
convincingly, no one will follow.
Trust me. This is why most great leaders are often dethroned when the
crowd no longer needs them. After the task is accomplished, the battle
is won, the goal is attained, people grow tired of their leaders'
arrogance and dismiss them. Study your history. John Paul Jones and Che
Guevera are excellent examples of my point.
Buccaneers - SSS 935
Orange County, CA