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Ms. Amy Beth Quigley

A friend often recites a quote about leadership (attributed to Loa-Tzu) that I find to be quite remarkable: a leader is best when people barely know that he exists, not so good when people obey and acclaim him; worse when they despise him. Fail to honor people, they fail to honor you; but of a good leader, who talks little, when his work is done, his aims fulfilled they will all say, “We did this ourselves.” To me this quote says a great deal. A leader is not one that boasts about his or her leadership abilities, but one who is a leader when it is deemed necessary. A leader knows better than to work alone, but recognizes that working in teams is far more efficient than turning your back on the help of others.