Leadership must be based on Goodwill

050706-N-0000X-004 Navy File Photo – President of the U.S. Naval War College, Vice Adm. James Bond Stockdale, USN. U.S. Navy photo (RELEASED)

“Leadership must be based on goodwill. Goodwill does not mean posturing and, least of all, pandering to the mob. It means obvious and wholehearted commitment to helping followers. We are tired of leaders we fear… What we need for leaders are men of heart who are so helpful that they, in effect, do away with the need of their jobs. But leaders like that are never out of a job, never out of followers.”

~ Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale, 1987

Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale highlights here key features of ethical leaders. These features include, but are not limited to:


No posturing

No pandering to the mob

Obvious & wholehearted commitment to helping others

Leading with heart

This kind of leadership is unique and is as if qualitatively different from other kinds of leadership.

This world needs ethical leaders to band together to help families, organizations, nations, and the World be the deepest/highest versions of what is possible.

Until later…

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