Layham gets to the core of the issue of being a leader – it is more than in action that a leader must lead by example, it is in moral areas as well. Leadership Quote 2 from Peter Drucker suggested that ‘management is doing things right, and leadership is doing the right things’. Layham is focussing on the same point.
The modern leader is bombarded with some many forms of information, it is easy for the decision not to be black and white, but one of many of shades of grey. In this environment, the leader must be able to not only articulate what needs to be done, but why. It is the why that makes all the difference – for leaders are judged not only on what they do but why they do it.