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LEADERSHIP IS A PROCESS OF SOCIAL INFLUENCE, WHICH MAXIMISES THE EFFORTS OF OTHERS TOWARDS THE ACHIEVEMENT OF A SHARED GOAL.
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
After the loss of the 2010 Ryder Cup to the Europeans, Hunter Mahan of the U.S. team was overcome with emotion. He was taking the brunt of the blame for his team's loss, as any athlete would, but his teammates would have none of it.
In particular, Stewart Cink in the video below shows great leadership, reminiscent of Theodore Roosevelt’s famous 1910 speech at the Sorbonne in Paris:
"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat."