No executive has ever suffered because his subordinates were strong and effective. (Peter Drucker, 20th century management consultant)

Some leaders tend to hire staff who will affirm all their strategies and decisions without dissent. They are what we call “yes men,” always agreeing with the boss’ decisions. That really isn’t good for the organization and its future. Good leaders depend upon staff who are competent and trustworthy, unafraid to give contrary counsel when needed.

Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed (Proverbs 15:22).

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