Those that know me often attach a ‘disruptive’ or ‘counter-intuitive‘ label.
So this is for them:
Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them. But the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.
— Apple Computers Advertisement
and a couple of quotes to go alongside that fabulous statement:
“Subordinates need to challenge in order to follow, and superiors must LISTEN in order to lead” ~ The Boundaryless Company
Servant Leaders are tough and explicit about core values, including respect for diversity. They tend to listen rather than talk.