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What is A Great Leader?

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posted on Jul, 8 2016 @ 09:12 AM
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As I awoke this morning it dawned on me that we, as a society, may have lost sight of what a great leader is; and It appears we are being told exactly what to think, how to respond, and that we should be happy about it. Self critical thinking went right out the window.

A great leader typically rises up on his/her merits, morals, achievements, and ethics.

Today however the only qualities people seemingly need for their great leader is money, good lies, drama, career corruption, a power peer group, and other people that will believe the candidates lies without question.

Have we as a moral majority lost our compass, or are we so under duress that we can't see or think properly?

Does anyone else think to themselves that a turd, no matter how much we sugar coat it, will still taste and smell like a turd?

Understand this has nothing to do with partisan lines, but rather a hard look at how we process our choices these days, and what is transpiring.

Regards,

RT
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posted on Jul, 8 2016 @ 09:30 AM
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a reply to: Realtruth


Today however the only qualities people seemingly need for their great leader is money, good lies, drama, career corruption, a power peer group, and other people that will believe the candidates lies without question.

The great leaders (pretenders) surround themselves with people (like them) that promote those lies and cover for them, when they make mistakes (are found out).

They are gong to lead us all to destruction.


A great leader typically rises up on his/her merits, morals, achievements, and ethics.

Leaders lead by example, they are out front going, "Follow me". The wicked sit in the back whispering to their lieutenants.
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posted on Jul, 8 2016 @ 09:37 AM
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a reply to: Realtruth

what is a great leader ? , err well :

its a leader who is great

that simple enough for you ?



posted on Jul, 8 2016 @ 09:39 AM
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a reply to: Realtruth

A Great Leader, is Honest and desires to Help All People not just those most fortunate.

What we have today is the opposite, we have leaders who favor the wealthy, and would rather have lavish million dollar parties while abusing the tax payer on their dime, than create a world that would Improve the way of life for ALL.

If such a Person ever existed, it would be a very good time for them to step forward and show the world how to manage and run things with dignity and respect for everyone. People would easily get behind such a Person. Now? (Most of)The Leaders of the so called free world are a disgrace to the Human Race.
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posted on Jul, 8 2016 @ 09:42 AM
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A great leader unites people, has a plan and leads from the front...

Unfortunately we have a group of hacks in DC that think leading from behind is the thing to do...

Also blaming one side all the time because they are not considered part of your base electorate, is another sign we dont actually have any leaders.



posted on Jul, 8 2016 @ 09:44 AM
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a reply to: Realtruth

Hmmm....

The Confucian school of thought says that a leader must set a good example and good virtues will filter down to the subordinates and then the plebs. However it's a different story nowadays but I believe a good leader should be brave enough to stamp his foot down but wise enough to listen.



posted on Jul, 8 2016 @ 09:59 AM
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originally posted by: ignorant_ape
a reply to: Realtruth

what is a great leader ? , err well :

its a leader who is great

that simple enough for you ?


Unfortunately " Great Leader" appears to be subjective today, on many levels.

And I wish it was as simple as "simple", because then we wouldn't have the "Great Leader" choices we have currently.




posted on Jul, 8 2016 @ 09:59 AM
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A great leader aspires to not be a leader.



posted on Jul, 8 2016 @ 01:25 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Agreed. In my experience, many of those whom crave leadership roles are doing so out of a lust for power over others. In my opinion, a true leader is someone who wants whatever situation they are involved in to be 'better', by making things run smoother, more efficently, with effective communication, all while ensuring the safety and happyness of their peers as much as is possible. Not only can this be achieved from a possition of apparent weakness (IE not in charge), but by doing so, one can subdue the authority of a bad leader, making them look bad. This leaves them with the choice of staying and looking bad, staying and changing, or leaving.

How might one reconcile the cognitive dissononce of not wanting to be in charge while simultaniously feeling that they would be quite good at it, and possibly destined in some way for it?



posted on Jul, 8 2016 @ 02:37 PM
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originally posted by: March of the Fire Ants
How might one reconcile the cognitive dissononce of not wanting to be in charge while simultaniously feeling that they would be quite good at it, and possibly destined in some way for it?


Good question. For me and in my experiences it usually amounts to no one else wants to step up so I find myself either volunteering or being nominated.



posted on Jul, 8 2016 @ 04:51 PM
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From Lao Tzu:
"To lead people walk behind them."

"He who loves the world as his body may be entrusted with the empire."



posted on Jul, 8 2016 @ 05:42 PM
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Yeah power vacuums can cause problems in some groups, depends on the people. It's just nice when everyone just gets on and works together well.



posted on Jul, 8 2016 @ 06:33 PM
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originally posted by: MaxTamesSiva
From Lao Tzu:
"To lead people walk behind them."

"He who loves the world as his body may be entrusted with the empire."


That's a pretty deep quote there thanks for sharing it.



posted on Jul, 8 2016 @ 07:50 PM
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Perhaps I stabbed our Savior
In His sacred helpless side.
Yet I've called His name in blessing
When in after times I died.

Through the travail of the ages
Midst the pomp and toil of war
Have I fought and strove and perished
Countless times upon this star.

I have sinned and I have suffered
Played the hero and the knave
Fought for belly, shame or country
And for each have found a grave.

So as through a glass and darkly
The age long strife I see
Where I fought in many guises,
Many names - but always me.

So forever in the future
Shall I battle as of yore,
Dying to be born a fighter
But to die again once more.


General George S Patton Jnr


www.poemhunter.com...



posted on Jul, 8 2016 @ 07:55 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

A great leader aspires to not be a leader.



A great leader creates other leaders, not followers.



posted on Jul, 8 2016 @ 07:57 PM
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I actually think the opposite, we need to stop looking to our leaders and start looking within and to our neighbors and just love everybody



posted on Jul, 8 2016 @ 08:22 PM
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originally posted by: syrinx high priest
I actually think the opposite, we need to stop looking to our leaders and start looking within and to our neighbors and just love everybody


I think you are on the right path, and we think a like. Leaders don't have to be an external force, but rather one that comes from within.

If our society learned from a very young age to nurture, grow, and develop our inner strengths we would have a confident society, but we seem to look and to fawn over idealistic role models.

But I agree with your line of thinking.



posted on Jul, 8 2016 @ 08:41 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy


In retrospect this members argument....

"I actually think the opposite, we need to stop looking to our leaders and start looking within and to our neighbors and just love everybody "

And then the other...


"A great leader creates other leaders, not followers."



In context if one looks within and so one then one wants to be a leader.



posted on Jul, 8 2016 @ 11:53 PM
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a reply to: Kashai

A good leader cultivates other good leaders.

A bad leader demands followers to justify the ego of the weak leader.



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 12:20 AM
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A good leader is like the teat that produces the most and the sweetest milk.

lol. Naw but seriously. I read in some book somewhere along the line about how a good leader is one that the people never talk about, so it's like they are invisible. An ok leader is one that's always in the spotlight and people praise/are entertained by. And a bad leader is one that people grumble about. Or something along those lines. I have no idea where I read that, but I'd like to know for sure if anyone has any idea because I liked it. I thought it was an interesting idea.




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