A leader is a dealer in hope

dealer-in-hopeEmperor Napoleon Bonaparte was born Napoleone di Buonaparte, to a relatively modest family on an island far from his country’s political capital. But he became one of the greatest political and military leaders of all time.

His philosophy of leadership was simple: “A leader is a dealer in hope.”

The aim of any leader is to create results. But you will never achieve them unless you first create hope.

No matter what the situation you face, or what great solution you have uncovered, if you want to change your world, your first step has to be to inspire people to hope for something better: to create a vision that spurs them to want to do what needs to be done.

This it is true no matter what your politics, and we can see the result both in the Brexit referendum and the election for president of the United States.

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