The important thing to remember about the phenomenon of sabotage is that it is a systemic part of leadership—part and parcel of the leadership process. Another way of putting this is that a leader can never assume success because he or she has brought about a change. It is only after having first brought about a change and then subsequently endured the resultant sabotage that the leader can feel truly successful.

Edwin Friedman
A Failure of Nerve: Leadership in the Age of the Quick Fix (Church Publishing, 2007), Kindle Locations: 4772-4775

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