are hardly known to their followers.
Next after them are the leaders
the people know and admire;
after them, those they fear;
after them, those they despise.
To give no trust
is to get no trust.
When the work's done right,
with no fuss or boasting,
ordinary people say,
Oh, we did it."
from: Acting simply in: Tao Te Ching by Laozi (translated by Ursula LeGuin).
There is leadership without coercion, without violence, without manipulation. It is "doing without doing" - not competitive, not hurried, not worried, extending trust, devolving power. It is the truest voice in a group of singers, the captain of a team, its coach.