Only a leader of character can make the tough decisions that can turn a vision into reality. To live, a leader must die – to selfishness, pride, anger, sin, fear, self-indulgence, and everything else that is corrosive and destructive to good character. This is one of the great paradoxes of power, one of the great truths of leadership:
The leader who sacrifices the self preserves the soul. Only the leader who dies, lives.
Paradox of Power by Pat Williams