Leadership creates hope, or hopelessness, one or the other. You can’t lead by what is or what might be, but out of the alchemy of what is and what might be. That is the nature of the art. Without that alchemy, neither leadership nor art is present.

“It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.”

Lech Walesa, Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech, 1983 _______________________________________________________________________

Tu canis. Lorem canis semper. Canem mortuum natus es, et canis. (You’re a dog. You’ve always been a dog. You were born a dog and will die a dog… It sounds little better in Latin.)