Confucius said: “In dealing with the world, a leader has no prejudice or bias: he takes the side of what is right.”
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.