It’s one of the characteristics of a leader that he not doubt for one moment the capacity of the people he’s leading to realize whatever he’s dreaming.

Benjamin Zander

Quotation #14770

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“The Transformative Power of Classical Music.” TED2008. Feb. 2008. Conference Presentation.

Source: "The Transformative Power of Classical Music." TED2008. Feb. 2008. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: True leaders do not ask the people they're leading to do something they thinks their followers are incapable of doing. In the context of the TEDTalk this quote is from, music interpreter Benjamin Zander is referring to his certainty that he can get his audience to realize they enjoy classical music. Watch the full TEDTalk here: Benjamin Zander - The Transformative Power of Classical Music