Change the thinking at the top

Change the thinking at the top, and you automatically change the thinking at the bottom. Remember this: when you take over the leadership of a group, the persons in that group immediately begin to adjust themselves to the standards you set. This is most noticeable during the first few weeks. Their big concern is to clue you in, zero you in, find out what you expect of them. They watch every move you make. They think, how much rope will he give me? How does he want it done? What does it take to please him? What will he say if I do this or that? Once they know, they act accordingly.

The Magic of Thinking Big, David J. Schwartz, PhD, 1959

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has been saying this for longer than I can remember. I’m only worried about the group he leads. They’re only too clever.