Rotten Leadership

While having a late evening chat with my colleagues, we came to a conclusion on two types of leadership.  Do not know how true it is, BUT, it is surely worth noted.

Type 1:  Leaders who work hard and struggle for their self-interests.  They have a long term goal for their own achievements but sadly not for the organisation that they lead.  Leaders of this type are rotten leaders.

A must read post, ‘The Smell of a Rotten Leader’, by Jonathan Whistman

The Smell of a Rotten Leader

Type 2: Leaders who really strive for the organisation that they lead.  They have a long term goal and work at their very best for the benefits of their organisation.  The organisation, people, workers, employees are above their own interests.  In what ever they do, it is not about themselves but the organisation.  Leaders of this type are true leaders.

I would like to re-post a quote, by Mufti Ismail Menk, that I have posted earlier for leaders to ponder.

Give without expecting anything in return. That’s the beauty of your heart. It’s ok if people don’t see that. The Almighty keeps count!

-Mufti Ismail Menk, 2017, 15 January.

Offensive Strategy


To subdue the enemy without fighting is the supreme excellence (Page 33).

Know the enemy and know yourself, in a hundred battles, you will never be defeated. When you are ignorant of the enemy but know yourself, your chances of winning ang losing are equal. If ignorant both of your enemy and of yourself, you are sure to be defeated in every battle (page 36).