Leadership reflects downward in an organization in the same way that a horse reflects the disposition of the rider.
Think of this as it works with a CEO.
For any company will, over time, take on the characteristics of the CEO or President.
Ruthless leaders foster ruthless organizations, just as creative leaders cultivate creative organizations.
If leaders are in doubt, I think they should go with certainty.
Confidence on your part will breed confidence in others.
Any army is like a horse, in that it reflects the temper and the spirit of its rider. If there is an uneasiness and an uncertainty, it transmits itself through the reins, and the horse feels uneasy and uncertain. LONE STAR PREACHER, COLONEL JOHN W. THOMASON, JR., 1941
-Robert Greene, The 33 Strategies Of War