Ed Catmull is the President of Pixar and Disney Animation. About leadership Ed Catmull writes:
"I believe that managers must loosen the controls, not tighten them. They must accept risk; they must trust the people they work with and strive to clear the path for them; and always, they must pay attention to and engage with anything that creates fear."
"My job as a manager is to create a fertile environment, keep it healthy, and watch for the things that undermine it."
Via Chris Erdman (Excerpted from Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration (pub. 2014)
Forbes review of the book here.