Special leaders have principles and don’t sway away from them, but support them daily. Everyone around them knows what they stand for, and it is this resolve that builds strength in the overall operation. It is this strength in their principles that gives others around them trust in their leadership. It is this trust that makes those around them believe that, “You become like the people you are around.” And the vast majority of the team grows into leadership roles and welcomes more responsibility.
—Stephen L. Capper, A-1 Awards