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  •  Diarist writes: "It isn't about leading from... (1+ / 0-)
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    ...the front." Reminds me of SF author Larry Niven's Pierson's Puppeteers. Wiki:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/...

    The leader of the Puppeteers is known as the Hindmost. Since Pierson's Puppeteers are foremost concerned with their own safety and the survival of their species, the most important Puppeteer is considered to be behind, or protected by, every other member of the species. It is a shortening from the more literal the one who leads from behind
    Better than the visual when I read Brit's sentence:
    It isn't about leading from the front, dressed in an airman's jacket behind a banner saying Mission Accomplished
    Great leaders keep a low profile most of the time.

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