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Robert Heinlein

The Un-Comfort Zone: Leadership vs. power

Leadership Pix

King George III asked Benjamin West, his American painter, what George Washington would do if he prevailed in the Revolutionary War. West replied, “He will return to his farm.” The British monarch incredulously said, “If he does that, he will be the greatest man in the world.” On Dec. 23, 1783 Washington did just that and retired to Mount Vernon--despite the encouragement of many to stay in power. Despite the willingness of Americans to crown him king. Thirteen years later, he would do it once again.Click to continue