Leadership Part 7

By Peter Worman What we heard last week were the qualities that a true leader should possess, to wit, he is just, sound-minded, and wise combined with courage. There are plenty of people today who are called leaders and although they put on a good show, often turn out to be reckless, unjust, arrogant and […]

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The Wisdom of the Statesman Part 14

Last week we considered the written laws that govern mankind. However, the Stranger pointed out that without real knowledge, these laws are ineffective in truly governing the populace. He also said that the power possessed by Judges isn’t kingship but is rather the guardian of the laws and the hand-maiden of kingship. He also made […]

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The Wisdom of the Statesman Part 13

Last week we looked at the systems of law and how this is practiced. The Stranger voiced his concern at leaders being directed by a written system of law and lamented the situation that would arise if we were all ruled by written law without knowledge because it would be impossible to apply the written […]

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The Wisdom of the Statesman Part 12

Last week the Stranger suggested that it would be impossible to rule a large city by referring only to written law, which he says would be unable to cater for all the various scenarios that arise. He further suggests a more effective manner when the leader rules through reason citing the example of a helmsman […]

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The Wisdom of the Statesman – Part 11

Last week we considered the statement why ever is it necessary to make laws, when the law is never perfectly right? What is being suggested is that it is impossible for a body of man-made laws to effectively govern a state or an organization because it would be difficult to frame laws that cater to […]

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