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Buddha Shakyamuni: Leadership

When animals are crossing a ford,

if the one in front goes crookedly,

all the others go crookedly.

So too, among human beings,

when the leader behaves unrighteously,

other people behave unrighteously.

If the leader is unrighteous,

the entire country is miserable.


From Anguttara Nikaya

Source: Great Middle Way


5 comments on “Buddha Shakyamuni: Leadership

  1. Mark Ward
    March 11, 2019

    Very true, Buddha is quoted with many logical observations. https://markward.today

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Rabindranath Pradhan
    December 9, 2018

    Wonderful post on leadership.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. petersironwood
    November 30, 2018

    Indeed! You may enjoy this set of stories that examine leadership from various angles. Comments welcome! – John https://petersironwood.com/2018/08/07/myth-of-the-veritas-the-first-ring-of-empathy/

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Tricia Knoll
    November 15, 2018

    Thank you for posting this. Back to the Buddha…

    Liked by 1 person

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