If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Lessons for Engineering Managers in Software.
I’m willing to look foolish, if it means I’ll learn something.
This is the best piece of advice I’ve ever received, courtesy a chemistry professor back in my days of IIT. I did miserably in that course but I picked up this piece of advice that’s been a guiding beacon ever since.