Another principle the author shared was how important it was to pick the members of your team. If we want to achieve a great goal we have to make sure we have the skills we need and also that we need to search for those that will support and help us achieve that great goal. Support and willingness alone are not enough. It is a start but not enough. We need to learn to scout out or become acutely aware of those around us as we move forward on our paths. The challenges (or enemies) along the way help us to increase our strength and attention. If we look at the world through faulty ideas or incorrect ideas then it can lead to our failure.
In judging other leaders, there are many challenges when we do not have a close community. How can you tell if someone is a good leader? One of the things that we can look for is generosity. You cannot fake it when a generous leader lives among you and with you. In a large system, we fall back on the agendas and causes but a true leader will shine through as they are generous with all that they have. There is in the true leader no attempt to increase fear or take from others in any way.
This book might be overlooked as a great leadership book because it does not feel very ‘meaty’ however I think it has some things to say to you if you take the time to reflect on the stories that were told and what they mean to you.