I believe in leadership and having those who lead, really it is todays concept of leadership in which I disagree.
A leader, you know, he's an idea guy, he thinks about the future and he comes up with plans and ideas in preparation for that possible future. Others are doers and they execute those plans and ideas. There's nothing wrong with this setup except in that under todays conventionally accepted version of leadership others are forced to execute the leaders ideas and it is this concept in which I very much disagree.
The president of the United States, for example, he's a leader and he has a police force, an army and all sorts of tools at his disposal to ensure that others execute and conform to those ideas. The same goes for a CEO who might have various tools at his disposal to enforce his rule over the employees of his company.
The problem here is that there is no one person who is always right, there is no one person who knows everything and is infallible. No matter how much a leader might believe that his ideas are good and righteous, there will always be those ideas of his that are not good and it is a travesty to make people follow those ideas.
Instead it is better, in my opinion, that there are those idea people and those that execute those ideas, but those doers are not forced, by any means, to execute the ideas of any individual, but instead have the right to choose which plans they wish to execute and which ideas they wish to conform, if any.
There is no reason to punish a person for refusing the idea of a leader. If the leader has a good idea and that idea is not executed then it is by its very nature that those who did not execute that idea are punished for there was a good idea that could have improved their lives, but it was not executed and so their lives go unimproved.
If the leader has a bad idea and it does not go executed then it is to the benefit of those who did not execute it that it was not realized.
Most, if not all, of the world's leaders believe through and through that their ideas are the best for the people of this world, but so many of those leaders disagree with one another and, in many cases, even hate one another. So which of these leaders is correct, which one really does have the best ideas for the people of this world? None of them for there is no one person who is always right and there is no one person that knows everything and therefore no one person who has all the tools necessary to be that leader.
You cannot elect a leader. Leaders do not seize power. Leaders do not believe themselves better than or more deserving than others. Leaders do not force themselves upon others. Leaders, like anyone else, simply are who they are. If a leader's ideas are executed it is not by the strength of arms, but by the virtue of the idea.
The best anyone can do is say this is what I believe, take it or leave it.
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