"The most precious and intangible quality of leadership is trust--the confidence that the one who leads will act in the best interest of those who follow--the assurance that he or she will serve the group without sacrificing the rights of the individual.
Leadership's imperative is a sense of rightness'--knowing when to advance and when to pause, when to criticize and when to praise, how to encourage others to excel. From the leader's reserves of energy and optimism, one's followers draw strength. In the leader's determination and self-confidence, they find inspiration.
In it's highest sense, leadership is integrity. This command by conscience asserts itself more by commitment and example than by directive. Integrity recognizes external obligations, but it heeds the quiet voice within, rather than the clamor without."