Tuesday, February 18, 2014

On Leadership - David Foster Wallace / BrianPickings (Mon 17 Feb 2014)

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David Foster Wallace (*) writes On Leadership (*) and Inspiration (*):
A real leader (*) is somebody who, because of his own particular power and charisma and example, is able to inspire (*) people, with “inspire” being used here in a serious and non-cliché way. A real leader can somehow get us to do certain things that deep down we think are good and want to be able to do but usually can’t get ourselves to do on our own. It’s a mysterious quality, hard to define, but we always know it when we see it, even as kids.
via by David Foster Wallace on Leadership, Illustrated and Read by Debbie Millman (*) by Maria Popova (*).


  1. Being someone who can inspire or lead others is both a gift and a burden. I am happy to be an ordinary guy.

  2. You are definitely a leader in your own way - I saw this during the days of the eljeiffel project. I must find another blog post that defines a leader in more the usual contexts.

  3. I think the follwning is the article I remember reading that gives the role of leadership more context. I think leadership is about influence: