'Strong leaders do not just "read" opportunities; they make them – by moulding public opinion, bringing new blood with new ideas and initiative into government, reaching beyond safe and traditional constituencies to build coalitions in support of change and by taking political and managerial risks that broaden the possibility of change.'
Hat Tip: Daniel Amponsah
Source: OECD Journal on Budgeting – Vol. 2, No. 3 (2002). Opportunity, Strategy and Tactics in Reforming Public Management, by Allen Schick.