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Marcia Lynn Whicker
“Leadership is elusive and enigmatic, just as it is enlightening and empowering. It is a bright light among human energies that sometimes, by its very intensity, casts a long and dark shadow.”
“Leadership both projects to the future and reflects upon the past. It bursts with possibilities, flaunts peculiarities, and occasionally defies probabilities.”
“Good leadership is pervasive, persuasive, and persistent. Bad leadership is poisoned with pedanticism, posturing, self-importance.”
“... typically, our love for our leaders is one-sided: their successes become our own, while their failures are theirs alone.”
“Leaders shape our visions of the possible and direct our energies toward it.”
Marcia Lynn Whicker, U.S. political scientist, educator, writer
(1950 - 1999)