2. Magnanimity and fraternal humility, which are principally virtues of the heart, constitute the essence of leadership.
Magnanimity is the habit of striving for great things. Leaders are magnanimous in their dreams, their visions, their sense of mission and their capacity to challenge themselves and those around them. Fraternal humility is the habit of serving others. Fraternal humility means pulling rather than pushing, teaching rather than ordering about, inspiring rather than berating. Thus, leadership is less about displays of power than the empowerment of others. To practice fraternal humility is to bring out the greatness in others, to give them the capacity to realize their human potential, to help them become leaders themselves. In this sense leaders are always educators, masters, coaches. The “followers” of a leader are the ones he serves. Magnanimity and fraternal humility are virtues specific to leaders; together they constitute the essence of leadership.