The Disease of Mental and Emotional “Petrification”

The third Disease of Leadership is:

The disease of mental and emotional “petrification.”

This is found in those who have a heart of stone, the “stiff-necked;” in those who in the course of time lose their interior serenity, alertness and daring, and hide under a pile of papers, turning into paper pushers and not men and women of compassion.

It is dangerous to lose the human sensitivity that enables us to weep with those who weep and to rejoice with those who rejoice! Because as time goes on, our hearts grow hard and become incapable of loving all those around us. Being a humane leader means having the sentiments of humility and unselfishness, of detachment and generosity.

The disease of metal and emotional petrification occurs when you become so involved in your work that you forget others emotions and thoughts. You will develop a heart of stone and become incapable of love and sympathy if you do not find a cure to this disease.

Don’t forget where you came from and who you were. it is important to stay true to yourself and remember how you became the person you are today. Don’t lose the human touch.

Summing-up: Do you substitute formality for true human intimacy? If this is the case, then you are suffering from this disease of leadership.

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