Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Pope's leadership

Pope Benedict XVI has proved that he is a very good leader. He knows when to quit. His advice that when one is physically, psychologically or spiritually unequal to the task ahead, it is time to call it a day is a valuable lesson in leadership.

Critics may argue that there have been too many distasteful happenings under his watch. His predecessor, Pope John Paul II carried on till the end unmindful of his Parkinson's disability and consequent embarrassment in the Vatican. Cardinal Ratzinger as the present Pope was called then, learnt a lesson from this. Ability to learn from others' mistakes is another great quality of leaders.

Pope Benedict XVI is happier in the company of books rather than humanbeings. We may hopefully expect a few more books from him.

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