Psychology portrays love as a cognitive phenomenon with a social cause. However, defining love is one of the most difficult tasks for mankind. Centuries have passed by, but no one can give the proper definition of love. No matter how you define it is the eternal truth in the history of mankind. It has been said in the book of psychology that one component of love is commitment. Also, an old ancient proverb defined love as a higher form of tolerance. The tolerance view has been accepted and advocated by both philosophers and scholars. It is written:
- Love is patient
- Love is kind
- Love does not envy
- Love does not boast of itself
- Love is a truth seeker
- Love protects; preserves and hopes for the highest possible positive aspect for another.
Most people can be leaders. Much more, in fact true love is required to become an authentic leader. Time will test authentic leadership and the leaders true character will be revealed. Authentic leadership will aspire to, and meet, the highest standards. An authentic leader will lead with a certain love that only comes through a full understanding of servant leadership. It will also be motivated by and practiced with a love for others.
Personal fame, material acquisitions, and fortune are the desires and goals of fauxial leaders. These are not the desires and goals of authentic leaders. Inspired authentic leadership does not provide using others to simply attain a goal. Fauxial leaders will use any means to achieve a goal with the justification that achieving the goal is more important than the means by which it was achieved. Authentic leaders foster sustainable relationships with other leaders, friends and even co-workers. It is not unusual for authentic leaders to be mentored and become mentors themselves. A strong love for and from others supports leaders in addressing and overcoming personal and professional problems.
Love, as life, is like a violin. When touched by a master, an amazing transformation occurs, greatness is achieved, and the world catches a glimpse of the violins full potential. The capacity of the violin then is never diminished by a simple absence of the master.