Over the course of my investing career, the duds in my portfolios have been led by grandiose personalities. The guys at the helm of each of these companies have each acted like kings – putting their own interests first, staying at the center of attention, and talking a big game without a lot of follow-through, heads-down work. On the other hand, the companies that are performing the best are run by servants; it’s become apparent to me that great CEOs are not top-down leaders. Instead, they are beholden to the overall mission of the company, as well as to each individual team member who works there too. When the company succeeds, so does its leader – likewise, when an employee grows, so too does her leader.
Via Don Cloud, Bobby Dillard