For those who fetishize consensus

by Steve, January 19th, 2009


I do not determine what is right and wrong by looking at the budget of my organization or by taking a Gallup poll of the majority opinion. Ultimately a genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.

–Martin Luther King, Jr., in his speech “Domestic impact of the war”, National Labor Leadership Assembly for Peace, November 1967

2 Responses to “For those who fetishize consensus”

  1. Comment from Terry:

    You mean …Barack Obama?

  2. Comment from Steve:

    Well, er, that’s not exactly what I was thinking, but if the shoe fits….