More Instinct Than Analysis
The most effective leaders are those who have internalized putting themselves out there and taking calculated risks, while accepting responsibility for the results of their actions, both positive and negative. The greatest leaders are those who think little about themselves, their own personal interests or sacrifices, but rather are consumed by thinking about the greater good of the organization, the mission, and the team, or crew that they are leading. That is not the bankers or bonus seekers or the ego centric.
In these extraordinary kinds of situations leadership is more about instinct then analysis and planning. The more taking a bullet is a decision rather than a life mission; self-promotion rather than selflessness, the less likely you are to make the sacrifice, or to be a great leader.
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