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كيف تصنع قائدا عظيما؟

سنغافورة ــ قبل وقت ليس ببعيد، حاولنا أثناء تناولنا طعام العشاء في سنغافورة تحديد الصفات التي تصنع قائدا عظيما. وكان رأي كلاوس أن العناصر الأساسية الخمسة هي القلب، والدماغ، والعضلات، والأعصاب، والروح. ورأى كيشور أن الرحماء، والفِطنة، والشجاعة عناصر أساسية، وكذلك القدرة على تحديد المواهب وفهم التعقيدات. وينبئنا مدى التداخل هنا بالكثير.

ليس من قبيل المصادفة أن تبدأ القائمتان بالقلب. فالزعيم، مثله في ذلك كمثل نيلسون مانديلا والمهاتما غاندي، لا يمكنه تحقيق العظمة دون أن يُظهِر تعاطفا عميقا مع شعبه ــ وهو الشعور الذي يغذي الكفاح ضد المظالم التي ربما تواجهها الشعوب.

ومن غير المرجح أن يظهر أمثال هؤلاء الزعماء البطوليين في الأوقات العادية. ولكن هذه ليست أوقاتا عادية. بل على العكس من ذلك، يعتبر التفاوت غير المسبوق اليوم بين الناس في مختلف أنحاء العالَم ذلك النوع على وجه التحديد من الظلم الكفيل بتحفيز ظهور قادة عظماء يتعاطفون مع أولئك الذين يعيشون عند القاع. فيرجع أحد أسباب انتخاب رئيس الوزراء الكندي جوستين ترودو، الزعيم الشاب الذي يشع بالأمل اليوم، إلى التزامه بمساعدة الناس العاديين.

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