A Virtuous Leader

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In today’s society, people have a tendency to perceive a leader as an individual who is wealthy, powerful, good looking, with connections to affluent organizations or businesses. Because of this, civilian judgment is left to be based on materialistic matters rather than evaluating the individual on his demerits. Successful leaders embody the act of living by sturdy principles. The characteristic that is responsible for the makeup of a virtuous leader is integrity. Integrity is the act of doing the right thing, even if nobody knows or saw it happen. The life of a virtuous leader is founded on truth and continually seeking to deter immorality. A true virtuous leader is determined to work selflessly for the greater good of the group or organization. Similar to Jesus, a leader isn’t only in charge, but serves to his origin of bettering everyone, as well as himself, at every opportunity. According to scripture, "Furthermore, you shall select out of all the people able men who fear God, men of truth, those who hate dishonest gain; and you shall place these over them as leaders of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties and of tens” (Exodus 18:21). According to scripture, “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it” (Proverbs 22:6). Today’s perspective of what a virtuous leader is has become skewed. The constant barrage on morals and integrity forms ideas in children’s minds that are not morally sound. The advancements in
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