“To be great is to be misunderstood.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The price of greatness is responsibility.” Winston Churchill
Emerson and Churchill are two significant sources of quotes and reelection for me. Ah, but therein lies the rub. Do we as leaders want to be considered misunderstood in our greatness, or do we want to be considered great servant leaders who can accomplish the mission and care for our people? Being merely misunderstood conveys a lack of communication AND transparency. It is arrogance. Bearing the burden of responsibility changes the calculus. Of those who are given much, much is expected. That is servant leadership!