Solitude and Leadership

William Deresiewicz

Gathering yourself together into a
single point to hear your own voice

Engaging in deep friendship of intimate
conversation to discover what you believe

Finding a new direction with 
the courage of your conviction 


Lecture to the US Military Academy at West Point class in 2009. It is provocative, but makes important connections and says things that often go unsaid. Image Michal Rovner, Notes 2001 production still. Words drawn from William Deresiewicz's lecture (read it here). See my further thought in Discussion.