November 6th, 2008

At work, Self portrait

I am not afraid of change...

..as long as the change gives more power to the wise and less to the fools. This applies both to my workplace, my country, and the world.
Who then is the wise leader, and who is the foolish? That is easy to answer.
The wise rules by authority, the fool rules by force.
The wise seeks counsel, the fool seeks praise.
The wise repairs the fundament, the fool decorates the roof.
The wise lifts up the project, the project lifts up the fool.
Leadership is a heavy burden on the wise, but wings on the fool.
Perhaps Laozi (Lao-Tzu) said it best:
"When the wise has completed the great work, the people say: We did it all by ourselves!"