Leaders can let you fail and yet not let you be a failure.

Stanley McChrystal

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“Listen, Learn … Then Lead.” TED2011. Mar. 2011. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Listen, Learn ... Then Lead." TED2011. Mar. 2011. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote by General Stanley McChrystal, the former commander of U.S. and International forces in Afghanistan, means that a good leader will not make you feel bad about your failures. After you fail, they will help you rebuild your confidence. The quote is from McChrystal's 2011 TED Talk about what his military career taught him about leadership. Watch the full TED Talk here: Stanley McChrystal - Listen, Learn ... Then Lead