A true leader always has in his repertory something that expresses the height of his admirable “work”.
I spent a long time around the master. This is one of the things in my life that I can say I am truly proud of. Because he, a deep man, who knew how to behave simple and human in relationships with others, and having a considerable stock of knowledge, opened my eyes to everything that is beautiful and good in this world. He shared with me the secrets of Ancient Times, the wisdom of ancient men and taught me the history of arts. I learned how to read the works of great artists and understand their art.
My master's art was perfect. His paintings were of incomparable beauty, and they certainly had an unquestionable artistic value. The signs of his great style were: clarity of composition, simplicity, balance and measure. With an unseen ease and spontaneity, he first sketched on canvas, in pencil, what he wanted to paint – ideas which he often combined with others. Then, he thought of the combination of colors, and then he moved to making the painting.
- You are a highly superior man, I said to him one day, with the boundless admiration I felt for him.
Looking at me with kindness, a kindness which you rarely meet, a kindness that I would like to see at least in half in people I meet daily, the master replied with his gentle and determined voice:
- No, no! You're wrong, Nicu. I'm not a superior man, but a man who aspires to become superior. I will be superior only when my creations will be absolutely perfect and will find resonance in the soul of every viewer.
The quality of a leader's "work" is the result of a consensus of the majority
Beauty is a relative notion. What we consider to be beautiful in some things does not seem the same in others. So is leadership. What some find beautiful and good, others find intolerable. However, the idea to focus the attention on his “creation”, so as to bring it to the highest standards, gives the leader a high value. For just as pictorial effects are obtained with a refined science, so the effects of leadership exercised by the leader can be obtained by assimilating as much knowledge in the field as possible. Is it easy to achieve this? Obviously not. Nevertheless, it is worth the effort.
The quality of a leader's "work" is the result of a consensus of the majority. I have often said it because I strongly believe in it. The leadership a leader exercises has a great influence on people, on their personality, their ability, respectively their evolution.
If the leader expresses a hesitating feeling in showing his own visions or principles, then, undoubtedly, he will not succeed to prove his superiority, and, in this case, he will not be followed by anybody. Nevertheless, as the number of those who admire him is bigger, his “work” will be more valuable. The majority decides the real measure of the leader's value.
How well "is selling" your leadership?
The need to lead always increases, but also people's attitude always changes. For your leadership to “sell”, to get across people, it must impress by what you are, by a high moral and professional character, through beneficial initiatives, through that sensitivity and psychological insight that are proper to genuine artists.
Just as a skilled painter knows that the hope of his wealth is in his palette of colors, and that is why he always looks in finding a combination that would arouse the public's mind a little, a combination of colors able to calm and provoke at the same time - so you must assimilate a set of healthy principles that would express your beliefs, and an adequate set of practices and procedures that would have a lasting effect on people, that would be able to inflict a certain affinity to you.
As a leader, it is absolutely necessary to have in your repertory something to express the height of your admirable “work”. Just as a painter is great in using colors in a bold and accurate way, combining them in different ways - and so you have to be great in realizing and using your own model of leadership in a bold and accurate way, to suggest a special spirituality and highlight your special talents, combining all those elements intelligently you can really put the potential value.
Conclusion: A leader must have in his "repertory" something to set him apart from all others, but that is unanimously accepted and adopted. This "something" shows the quality of his leadership.