Welcome to the December 2006 issue of “Leadership: It’s All About Trust.”
An on-line newsletter from Ellen Castro that addresses
Leadership and Life in today’s 24/7 world.
Today’s leaders live by timeless truths that span cultures, religious backgrounds and perceived differences. One such truth they model is the Golden Rule.
Buddhism: Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful. Udana-Varga 5:18
Christianity: All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them; for this is the law and the Prophets. Matthew 7:12
Confucianism: Surely it is the maxim of loving kindness: Do not unto others what you would not have them do unto you. Analects 15:23
Hinduism: This is the sum of duty: Do nought unto others which would cause you pain if done to you. Mahabharata 5:1517
Islam: No one of you is a believer until he deserves for his brother that which he desires for himself. Holy Quran
Judaism: What is hateful to you, do not to your fellowman. That is the entire law; all the rest is commentary. Talmud, Shabbat 31a
Taoism: Regard your neighbor’s gain as your own gain and your neighbor’s loss as your own loss. Lao Tzu
Zoroastrianism: That nature alone is good which refrains from doing unto another whatsoever is not good for itself. Dadista-i-dinik 94:5
Today’s leaders understand …
· They are constantly creating their own reality.
· They are always setting the standards by which they are treated.
· They reap what they sow. Actions have consequences. There are NO neutral actions.
· They must fear what they attack.
· In their vulnerability, lies their safety and strength.
Thus, today’s leaders choose to be kind in every single moment, in every single way.
Questions for Reflection
What is my current reality? Heaven or hell?
When I am in the presence of others...do they smile or do they grimace?
The choice is ALWAYS yours!
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