Aristotle 's Best Advice For Leaders

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In The Price, Machiavelli lays out his best advice for rulers. His main point to rulers is to do whatever is necessary to remain in power. He looks at how effective a leader is and what the leader was able to accomplish. He is not concerned with the morality of the leader or the good acts the leader performed. To Machiavelli a leader should do anything and everything to protect his rule. He lays out directions for leaders in charge of different types of governments, informing them of the strengths and weakness of their particular regime. He makes sure that all leaders know how they can successfully stay in power and take power from others and thus become good leaders by Machiavelli’s standard.
In Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle offers his best advice for leaders. His focus is on the behavior of the leader. Aristotle’s primary argument is that to be a good leader, one must know oneself, and know how to be a good person. Aristotle spends much of Nicomachean Ethics explaining how to become a good person and what being a good person looks like. Throughout the book Aristotle explains the character traits good leaders display and the things good leaders should possess. Aristotle says that only people who are experienced and possess high levels of virtue should be leaders. He argues the character of a leader is what makes a person a good leader.
When one reads The Prince by Machiavelli and Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle, a very interesting conundrum is proposed. On one hand
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