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August 14, 2020

Since the team understands that the leader is de facto in charge, in that respect, a leader has nothing to prove. But in another respect, a leader has everything to prove: Every member of the team must develop the trust and confidence that their leader will exercise good judgment, remain calm, and make the right decisions when it matters most. – Jocko Willink


adverb, adjective in fact; in reality: Although his title was prime minister, he was de facto president of the country.
noun a person who lives in an intimate relationship with but is not married to a person of the opposite sex; lover.

By choosing her as his political partner, Mr. Biden, if he wins, may well be anointing her as the de facto leader of the party in four or eight years.
Alexander Burns and Katie Glueck, “Kamala Harris Is Biden’s Choice for Vice President,” New York Times, August 11, 2020




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