Getting there isn't half the fun - it's all the fun.
When you get right down to it, one of the most important tasks of a leader is to eliminate his people's excuse for failure.
The soul is made for action, and cannot rest till it be employed. Idleness is its rust. Unless it will up and think and taste and see, all is in vain.
If you don't do it excellently, don't do it at all. Because if it's not excellent, it won't be profitable or fun, and if you're not in business for fun or profit, what the hell are you doing there?
A good manager doesn't try to eliminate conflict; he tries to keep it from wasting the energies of his people. If you're the boss and your people fight you openly when they think that you are wrong - that's healthy.
Most people in big companies are administered, not led. They are treated as personnel, not people.
A leader is not an administrator who loves to run others, but someone who carries water for his people so that they can get on with their jobs
True leadership must be for the benefit of the followers, not the enrichment of the leaders.
Top management is supposed to be a tree full of owls-hooting when management heads into the wrong part of the forest. I'm still unpersuaded they even know where the forest is.
One of the most important tasks of a manager is to eliminate his people's excuses for failure.