Bring a Box of Chocolates

Picked this one from Tom Peters as he writes about his recent experience in Holland and meeting Swedish management guru Jan Gunnarsson.

"Jan performed a wonderful little riff on stage about the person in charge walking into a meeting:

The "boss" brings a PowerPoint presentation.
The "leader" brings a polished Vision Statement.
The "host" brings a box of chocolates. (Hey, we were in Holland.)"

Leadership is not at all about being in charge or demonstrating how much you know. It's just the opposite...believing in and relying upon the ability of those around you.