The quote today from Bill Gates .... "As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others", got me thinking about my favorite quote on leadership, one that I've shared with many over the past years.
Long ago, I was introduced to the book by Max De Pree, Leadership Is An Art, published in the late 80's. The author was the former CEO of the Herman Miller furniture company. This is a great book, if you are interested in this topic. One of my favorite stories in the book is excerpted below, about the death of the millwright.