I like this quote – it is so true. Too often we think that someone is a good leader because of the entourage that follows. Not so.
“Leaders are not what many people think–people with huge crowds following them. Leaders are people who go their own way without caring, or even looking to see whether anyone is following them. ‘Leadership qualities’ are not the qualities that enable people to attract followers, but those that enable them to do without them. The include, at the very least, courage, endurance, patience, humor, flexibility, resourcefulness, determination, a keen sense of reality, and the ability to keep a cool and clear head even when things are going badly. This is the opposite of the ‘charisma’ that we hear so much about.” ~ John Holt
The author of this quote is a big proponent of homeschooling – gotta love that!