If you could predict who would become the leader you need now, would you elect him or her?
A good leader, a humane being, understands that ultimately all people are one; that the common belief that “we” are different from “others” creates great harm; and that hate, in any of its manifestations, steals away our energy, depriving us of our potential to improve our well being.
A good leader serves the best interests of his people and thereby all people of the world.
Cincinnatus — a leader Geo. Washington respected
Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus (519 BC – 430 BC) a Roman aristocrat and statesman whose service as consul in 460 BC and dictator in 458 BC and 439 BC made him a model of civic virtue. Twice granted supreme power, Cincinnatus held onto it for not a day longer than absolutely necessary. Early in his life, due to the actions of his son, Caeso Quinctius, Cincinnatus was forced to pay an immense fine, to sell most of his lands and compelled to live in humble circumstances on a small farm, where he and his family were able to subsist on the work of his hands. George Washington admired Cincinnatus for placing public service above personal gain. (Wikipedia)
A bad leader, a psychopathic being, believes he/she is a higher form of life than all others; does not have the ability to empathize with others; promotes the common belief that “we” are different from “others”; and uses hate, in any or all of its manifestations, to steal away energy from others, thus depriving others of their potential to improve their well being.
A bad leader impersonates a good leader but serves his or her own interests above those of his people; and will maintain his “power position” sacrificing all others, at all costs, except to him or herself.
Many corporate and government leaders display psychopathic, even sociopathic, characteristics.
Breakthrough Leadership Test
Do all of the people or only a select few benefit from the leader's actions?