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Wise Leaders Focus on the Greater Good
« on: October 09, 2018, 12:17:00 »
Wise Leaders Focus on the Greater Good
by Daniel Goleman

Our times require leaders who are not only intelligent, but wise. Wise leaders develop strategies that target the greater good, not just an organization or individual. The more that companies, communities and the world-at-large appoint such leaders, the better off we will be. And the more skilled we become at spotting the potential for such influence in younger generations – and helping them cultivate these qualities – the better our future looks.

I’m inspired by the words of Larry Brilliant, President of the Skoll Global Threats Fund, a group working to prevent worldwide crises like pandemics and global warming. He says: “Civilizations should be judged not by how they treat people closest to power, but rather how they treat those furthest from power – whether in race, religion, gender, wealth, or class – as well as in time.”

It’s evident to me that the best leaders act from aspirations beyond the goals or boundaries of one organization or group, but rather seek to heal humanity as a whole. I think of Paul Polman, Bill Gates in the philanthropic phase of his career, or Muhammad Yunus founding the Grameen Bank as exemplars.

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Re: Wise Leaders Focus on the Greater Good
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2018, 13:41:37 »
Some current leaders seem not to have studied Kant.  :nod:

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Re: Wise Leaders Focus on the Greater Good
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2018, 14:03:30 »
Some current leaders seem not to have studied Kant.  :nod:

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Some? That's a bit of a low number.....I'd day quite a few.
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