Unbiased leadership

子曰:「君子之於天下也,無適也,無莫也,義之於比。」
Confucius said: “In dealing with the world, a leader has no prejudice or bias: he takes the side of what is right.”

子曰:「君子懷德,小人懷土;君子懷刑,小人懷惠。」
Confucius said: “A leader cherishes virtue; a small-minded man cherishes land. A leader cherishes respect for the law; a small-minded man cherishes exemptions from it.”

A leader makes decisions based on the objective facts of a given situation: “he takes the side of what is right” rather than allowing his judgment to be swayed by relationships or preconceptions.

A leader focuses on doing the right thing, and unlike a “small-minded” doesn’t try to get around the rules that govern society.

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