J. Oswald Sanders on the Price of Leadership

On his book “Facing Loneliness”, J. Oswald Sanders writes loneliness as a price of being a leader:

“Human nature craves companionship and it is a natural desire for a leader to wish to share with others the burden of care, especially when decisions of far-reaching consequence must be made. It is heartbreaking at times for a leader to have to make adverse decisions affecting the future of loved colleagues-and make them alone. This is one of the costliest aspects of leadership, but sometimes it must be paid if one’s leadership is to be productive.”

(“Facing Loneliness” by J. Oswald Sanders, pg. 101, Copyright 1988 by Highland Books published by Discovery House)


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