“…how many of our leaders could be described as inspirational?”

I’m off for a long weekend of domestic and musical bliss (though I am taking the radio with me to listen to the Ulster Final at 4pm this Sunday)… But I cannot go without this sharing usefully uplifting quote from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry via Paul McFadden’s blog post concerning the qualities of leadership:

“The way to get people to build a ship is not to teach them carpentry, assign them tasks and give them schedules to meet; but to inspire them to long for the infinite immensity of the sea.”

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty