Walt Disney on Leadership

I think what I admire most about Walt Disney is his incredible desire to experiment and his eagerness to innovate. Wanting to do what has never been done is an ambitious task. Anything ambitious will inevitably fail at some point, but failing is only failure if you don't learn from it. Taking another step after failing is moving forward with experience. Risk taking is important, nothing new happens without it. A leader takes risks and learns from failure, a manager merely maintains what is while it slowly and steadily backslides to the irrelevant state of "what was."