Leadership is in trouble!
There is a crisis of confidence in authentic leadership world-wide!
As I write this article, there is a news report flashing on my TV screen, announcing a 6 year prison sentence to the former prime minister of Israel for accepting bribes…!!
Most people don’t trust their so called leaders because they don’t see them to be trust worthy. Authentic leadership can be said to be rather scarce these days.
In most cases, leaders are seen to be self serving, power hungry, corrupt and without basic care to the people they lead.
So what’s going on? We elect people to lead us and in most cases they lack the moral fiber to lead by example.
The trend seems to be as follows:
Leadership rises from the ranks of the people.
A leader professes to be one of them, and it asks them to be elected so that the leadership works for their interest.
They get elected…
And something begins to change – they become separated from the people who elected them.
So what happens?
Now that is an excellent question that can go very deep, even as far as the mechanics of marriage and divorce!!! But not here. Not now. Here we are only going to “tickle” the subject!
Essentially the elected leaders, somehow, lose sight of the purpose they were elected for in the first place. It seems that what they see when they are “in it” is different from what they saw from outside. The new appearing complexity, along with a great deal of stress, added by the influence of notoriety… gets to them! There are other factors as well, but what is important is to understand that if a leader has principles and values, those will guide him to the right decision making, which if and when they don’t carry them out…they will likely lose their job.
To be a leader, one needs to have moral values that guide them through “thick and thin” in which they must be willing to give up their position.
This article only briefly touches on the problem, as it is a vast territory and it needs constant attention.
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