We often think of a leader as the one who is leading the charge. Shakespeare’s Henry V spurs his men forward into action with a rallying call, “Band of Brothers.” Henry is considered a great leader for his motivating power.
There is another form of great power that leaders need, too. It doesn’t make an exciting plot, but leaders need the power to hold back; and when the hindrance has been cleared away, to move forward with caution.
Do you have the skill to move forward and (when needed) the power to hold back? – Shar McBee