Those who self-initiate often disrupt the status quo and threaten those in authority over them. In the resulting conflict, the promising quality of self-initiative can be over-looked. Leaders need to recognize the value of this quality and be on the alert for those emerging leaders who demonstrate it. (The Making of a Leader - Robert Clinton - page 87)
It takes a leader with some experience and security to discern the difference between a rebellious spirit and someone who is showing leadership potential. I remember the first time I met Stef Liston – he was a young man on FP Impact training and he continually asked questions. I could have easily found his interruptions to my session annoying, however, it was that very spark which has helped to make him such an excellent leader...!
One Hundred and Forty Years in Cape Town
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