Love is the greatest of all time (G.O.A.T.) leadership principle. If you truly understand it, it’s transformative.
You could be the most polished public speaker, but if you don’t have love in your heart, then you’re like a squawking bird.
You could be the smartest person in the room, but if you don’t have love in your heart, then you’re dumb as a rock.
You could give away everything you have, but what is your motive? If it’s to boast on yourself, and not out of love for others, then your motive is misplaced and you gain nothing.
Love is patient. Love is kind. Love does not brag. It is not proud. It does not humiliate others. It is not easily angered. It keeps no record of wrongs. It forgives, always.
Love does nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility, love values others above self. It does not delight in hurting others.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.
Love can combat anything. It is the answer to end discrimination of any type. True diversity , equity, and inclusion (DEI) starts with love, for without love in your heart, DEI is still discrimination.
The only way love is possible is to love in the right order. You must love God first with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength. Second, you must love other people. Third, you must love yourself.
What makes love the G.O.A.T. leadership principle is the sequence in which love is applied. Many leaders have attempted it out of order, but the results have been disastrous for teams and society.
Love God. Love people. Love yourself. In that order.