Design is leadership and leadership is design

The title of this article is how I approach leadership. It's about design and recognizing and shaping opportunities for growth.

Here are five more perspectives:

It is a curious thing, Harry, but perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it. Those who, like you, have leadership thrust upon them, and take up the mantle because they must, and find to their own surprise that they wear it well.
— J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
— William Arthur Ward
Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.
— John C. Maxwell
You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out.
— Steve Jobs