Sunday, October 28, 2012

8 Qualities of a Wise Leader

Source: The Straits Times R16 (2012, October 27)

Intelligence vs Wisdom... are they equal?
Certainly, wisdom comes with EQ and certain degree of IQ.
Is it one is a subset of another? If represented in a venn diagram, how will it look like?
Food for thought, isn't it?

Well, here are 8 points presented by the writer (Dr Sheh Seow Wah), which I think, it's "commonsense" that worth spending time to chew and reflect upon :)

8 qualities of a wise leader that was drawn out from works of Confucius, Mencius, Lao Zi and Zhuang Zi:
  1. He believes in upholding ethics
  2. He believes in upholding benevolence and humanism
  3. He values the Principle of Moderation
  4. He emphasizes continuous learning
  5. He embraces everything
  6. He thinks paradoxically
  7. He uses fluidity and flexibility as a source of strength
  8. He interferes the least
I shall not elaborate what's written in the article; however, would leave it to our wisdom to seek deeper insights on these pointers :)

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