Know the sort? Enough confidence and you can get yourself obeyed even if you are ordering people in the wrong direction. This quality often passes for ‘leadership’, regardless of whether the organization ends up being led off a cliff.   

From a favourite book by a favourite children’s author – see the bestellar review of another.

‘People who are quite sure what one ought to do are always obeyed, even if what they think one ought to do isn’t what one ought to do.’ 


Source: Elizabeth Goudge, The Runaways (London: Hesperus Press, 2013), p.93

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