This, from Fast Company:
"I had dinner with a friend who has owns a successful ad agency in New York City. At one point we got to talking about what has made him a successful leader.
I asked him, "If you had to boil it down to one thing, what would you say is the most important thing you do?"
He reflected for a minute and then gave an interesting answer.
He said, "For me it comes down to 3 words - Look for Excellence.
The one thing I can say, beyond the shadow of a doubt, is that when I'm actively looking for the excellence in others, things always work better.
Creative ideas just flow and new possibilities come out of thin air.