Monday, March 09, 2009

In search of the perfect leader

If you read the write-up below, what would you rate our current leaders such as:-
- Mahathir
- Pak Lah
- Anwar Ibrahim
- Najib Razak
- TG Nik Aziz
- TG Hadi Awang
- Lim Kit Siang
- Karpal Singh

and the rest..

Here is the profile of three world leaders, who lived in the same period of history If possible, choose the best one using the following data:

Candidate A was associated with witch-doctors and often consulted astrologists. He had two mistresses. His wife was a Les****. He smoked a lot. He drank eight to ten martinis a day.

Candidate B never managed to hold down a job because of his arrogance. He slept the whole morning. He used opium at school, and was always considered a bad student. He drank a glass of brandy every morning.

Candidate C was decorated a hero. A vegetarian, he did not smoke. His discipline was exemplary. He occasionally drank a beer. He stayed with the same woman during his moments of glory and defeat.

And what was your answer?

Candidate A - Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Candidate B - Winston Churchill

OR

Candidate C - Adolf Hitler.

So what then is leadership?

The encyclopedia defines it as an individual’s capacity to motivate others to seek the same objective. The bookstores are full of texts on this theme, and the leaders are normally portrayed in brilliant colors, with enviable qualities and supreme ideals. The leader is to society as the “master” is to spirituality. This, however, is not absolutely true (in either case).

Our big problem, especially in a world that is growing more and more fundamentalist, is not allowing people in prominent positions to commit human mistakes. We are always in search of the perfect ruler. We are always looking for a pastor to guide and help us find our way. The truth is that the great revolutions and the progress made by humanity were brought about by people just like us – the only difference being that they were able to make a key decision at a crucial moment.

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