You must love those you lead before you can be an effective leader. You can certainly command without that sense of commitment, but you cannot lead without it. And without leadership, command is a hollow experience, a vacuum often filled with mistrust and arrogance.
Quoted from Eric Shinseki’s 2003 speech when he retired from the Army. Shinseki is Barack Obama’s nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Quotable: Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs on what motivates Apple:
Call it mortality-driven development.