• With momentum, leaders look better than they actually are.
• With momentum, followers increase their performance.
• Without momentum, leaders look worse than they actually are.
• Without momentum, followers decrease their performance.
To maximize the value of momentum, leaders must: (1) develop an appreciation for it early; (2) know the key ingredients of it immediately; and (3) pour resources into it always.
Momentum is the greatest of all change agents.
From "Developing the Leaders Around You" by John C. Maxwell