A good place to start is to review the qualities and practices of exceptional leaders, which have remained the same since the beginning of civilization, as summarized in a book M.A. Soupios and I co-authored, The Ten Golden Rules of Leadership.
Here are 12 quotes from the book that provide a glimpse into the qualities and practices of great leaders:
The Ten Golden Rules Of Leadership
Rule 5 Always Embrace The Truth
Rule 8 Always Evaluate Information With A Critical Eye
Rule 10 Character Is Destiny
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