Ronald Reagan’s gift wasn’t just an upbeat attitude; it was his salesmanship of the American dream. But he was not afraid to make unpopular decisions. He raised taxes 11 times and increased the size of the federal government.
It takes a strong leader—one confident in his own convictions—to persuade others to follow his lead.
That doesn’t make him less credible. It makes him a pragmatist.Source: John Baldoni, Lead By Example.