Saturday, July 26, 2014

What makes a good leader? (#2003)

A good leader will not sacrifice what is right for what is wrong. A good leader will not put him/herself before the principle that motivates the progress. A good leader is willing and desires to have the opportunity to make a positive difference in how we live and learn. A good leader has the internal fortitude of will that cannot be crushed by the often winding process of change. A good leader is all of us who care about having the better and best in life for all of us and not just some of us. If you can't look any soul in the eye and want all the good in the world for them then you are not going to be able to be a good leader. Yes, even those who have harmed and done horrible things, didn't start out being bad. There is still a flicker of decency in all of us no matter what terrible acts we may have committed. A good leader cannot control the outcome of consequences for those who act bad, only the judge has that power which is why judges should never try to be leaders. A good leader leads by example. When a person who is destined to lead actually follows the path he/she is advocating, then the leaders truth can be viewed for it's honorable intent. Some leaders who are not good, have the impression that they should be admired for their leading and receive accolades as a duty in the form of prizes and wealth. It is easy enough to spot them, they paint themselves with the same brush they paint their cause, elevating themselves with the overall purpose. A good leader has none of that. The good leader will only highlight the cause and give far more of his/herself than receive. A good leader is humble as a rule, for in that humility the good leader stays focused on the vision that is inspiring them. A good leader is possible with all of us. We need to put behind us how we got to this point in our lives and then start living for today and tomorrow with a vision that uplifts this whole existence of too much chaotic harm.

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