Leading

A few brief thoughts.  It’s the weekend – I don’t normally post now but these horrible things going on in India got me thinking.

Gandhi liberated India, not by raising a gun but by raising nothing more than his voice and the world’s consciousness.

We have an African American President elect.  That reflects Martin Luther King committing peaceful acts, not taking hostages.

During the Vietnam war, Buddhist monks lit themselves on fire to protest, not buildings or other people.

To lead, one needs to set a positive example.  That’s true whether you’re a business or a person.  It’s particularly true if you’re asking the world to rethink something, whether it’s you, your business, or a political situation.  Ask yourself if the business behavior in which you’re engaged would pass that test.

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