Gary Bourgeault, over at ManagersRealm, posts this one on "Leaders are really only one thing..."
True leaders and great managers, when it comes down to the bottom line, are one thing: servants.
"Everything else in management and leadership springs from this. You're not to think of yourself as over people but rather their servants. It's shocking for those who get this, to see how they draw more from the wells of water deep within their people, than those who have to battle, fight, threaten and bully to get what is needed to be done accomplished. Learn to be a servant. You can never lose if you do."