The Privilege of Leadership

“Considering the effort, energy, stress and pain, why anyone should seek to be a leader would remain a mystery, were it not for this luminous truth: that there is no better way to flood life with meaning than to have lifted others and helped them to a greatness they never knew they had; to have together with others righted some of the wrongs of this injured earth and its creatures; to have acted rather than waited for others to act, and to have brought others with you, for the greatest leader on earth or in heaven cannot lead alone. These are what make leadership the greatest privilege by which any of us can be blessed.”

Consensus vs. Command? (Vayelech, Lessons in Leadership, Covenant & Conversation)