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Chapter 2. During the Meeting > Tip 9 Know How Effective Leaders Behave

Tip 9 Know How Effective Leaders Behave

Remember Barney Fife, the nervous deputy on the TV show Mayberry RFD? Was Barney a true and powerful leader of the community of Mayberry?

What do you mean, “No, not really”? He had the badge, didn’t he? He had the one bullet in his shirt pocket, didn’t he? “Yes,” you would reply, “but he didn’t have respect. A badge doesn’t make a leader. Just because someone is given authority doesn’t necessarily mean he has it; real leadership is earned, not preordained.”


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