You have to enable and empower people to make decisions independent of you. As I’ve learned, each person on a team is an extension of your leadership if they feel empowered by you they will magnify your power to lead.
The more I have studied Lincoln, the more I have followed his thought processes, the more I am convinced that he understood leadership better than any other American president.
Leadership is about doing what you know is right – even when a growing din of voices around you is trying to convince you to accept what you know to be wrong.
There’s a very big gulf between the black civil rights leadership in America and the black middle class in America. The black middle class are conservative. Many of those minorities can be persuaded to be members of the Republican Party.