There is one rule that crosses all borders and boundaries, all religions and cultures. It is valid from the perspectives of psychology, philosophy, sociology, and economics, and it is one leadership rule that can heal the world.
It’s known to most of us who speak English as the Golden Rule: “Treat others as you want to be treated”
Judaism: “Love your neighbor as you love yourself.”
Christianity: “So whatever you wish that men would do to you, do so to them.”
Islam: “No one of you is a believer until he loves for his neighbor what he loves for himself.”
Buddhism: “Just as I am so are they, just as they are so am I.”
Hinduism: “This is the sum of duty; do naught unto others what you would not have them do unto you.”
Zoroastrianism: “Whatever is disagreeable to yourself, do not do unto others.”
Confucianism: “Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself.”
Bahai: “Blessed is he who preferreth his brother before himself.”
Sikhism: “Precious like jewels are the minds of all. To hurt them is not at all good. If thou desirest thy Beloved, then hurt thou not anyone’s heart.”
Taoism: “Regard your neighbor’s gain as your own gain, and your neighbor’s loss as your own loss.”
Jainism: “A man should wander about treating all creatures as he himself.”
Zorastrianism: “That nature alone is good which refrains from doing unto another whatsoever is not good for itself.”
Ancient Greece: “Avoid doing what you would blame others for doing.”
Existentialism: “What we choose is always the better; and nothing can be better for us unless it is better for all.”
Unitarianism: “We affirm and promote respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.”
Humanism: “Moral directives do not need to be complex or obscure to be worthwhile, and in fact, it is precisely [the Golden Rule]’s simplicity which makes it great. It is easy to come up with, easy to understand, and easy to apply, and these three things are the hallmarks of a strong and healthy moral system.”
In today’s world, where so much is made of the things that divide us, let us think of the ways we are connected.
Lead From Within: Remember we are all one and together — as leaders -as people-we can heal the world, it only takes remembering the golden rule.
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The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness
After decades of coaching powerful executives around the world, Lolly Daskal has observed that leaders rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits. But in time, every executive reaches a point when their performance suffers and failure persists. Very few understand why or how to prevent it.
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Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.
17. Nov, 2015
Very true Lolly. To act as a role model is a mandatory thing if you are a true leader. It can be the very thing which makes or breaks the spirit of your team. Be the change that you want to see is another way of stating your message.
17. Nov, 2015
18. Nov, 2015
I love this! With simplicity and elegance you have created a unifying thread at a time the world sorely needs it. Thank you, Lolly!
21. Nov, 2015
One golden rule of leadership can change the world.
21. Nov, 2015
such powerful & true words. we need to stop & think b4 we judge. enough division in this world, that’s for sure. thanks again Lolly!
29. Nov, 2015
At the heart of all is the heart of one, the true self. Life, the universe and everything. 42.
03. Dec, 2015
Its really great to see such post @Lolly keep it up. Today’s world need more people who can do their best in spreading peace and harmony among everyone.
27. Dec, 2015
Thanks I needed this!
11. Jan, 2016
Thanks Lolly! It is so important at times to strip complexity to basics. Thanks for sharing this powerful reminder via social media. May the ”Golden Rule’ reach many and build empathy and compassion and as you suggest ‘change the world’ for the better.
Simona L. Brickers
25. Mar, 2017
The essences of the idea of the “golden rule” appears sound as first glimpse. The reality is that people actually are treating others in the very manner they are treated. Often, we treat the word “love” as a universal expression known to all and the mistake is many people have experienced dysfunctional expressions of fragmented love. The same holds true for treating others as you would want to be treated. To treat others differently means learning and practices the foundation of love, which many lack the pure understanding.
26. Oct, 2017
Thanks let’s us have this blessing opportunity and alot we have gain.
God Bless U always. Regards.