The Leadership Secrets of Billy Graham by Billy Graham
The important aspects of leadership are being “overlooked or undervalued,” among them, empowerment, building trust, and shaping values. The leader’s attitude toward the team largely determines how strong it will become. The Graham team became strong because Billy nourished it and gave each member ample opportunity to exercise significant responsibility. A key element is that intangible but readily detected attitude of the leader: confidence. Those who observe leaders soon conclude that talent and character are measured separately. Talent can take a leader far, but the accomplishments that talent brings also produce great temptations. And talent is not sufficient to sustain a leader’s effectiveness if the ever-present human flaws are not addressed.