“To lead the people, walk behind them.”Lao Tzu
Students understand the dynamics of leadership firsthand, both from the perspective of being a follower of their teachers and being role models for their peers. They have strong opinions about how leaders should behave and what ethical responsibilities they have to others. Central to the challenge of being a leader is to know when to be out in front and when to follow the will of the people.
Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu asserts that great leaders are followers. The people should lead and the leaders should be behind them.
Leaders should be out in front setting an example for others. The people should obey the ruler.
Should great leaders follow?