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The difference between Power and Leadership

I’ve always loved the ‘I am Spartacus’ scene in the middle of this clip. Rene Carayol used the clip to illustrate what real leadership is in a session for the Inspired Leaders Network a while back, which set me hunting for it. This overlong version is the nearest I could find.

Lawrence Olivier’s Crassus has the power over life and death. But, who’s the real leader here? You can tell from the look on Olivier’s face that he knows it isn’t and never will be him.

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