If you are considering getting involved in the RCN Asia Advisory network, you may like to consider the priority that we assign to virtue.
HUMILITY GIVES YOU AUTHORITY
As we collaborate to build RCN Asia and the harmony of humanity, through reciprocity and respect, we do so on the principles of the pursuit of our shared virtue.
Those who will become leaders in RCN Asia will be chosen by their virtue, not by their 'achievements' or intellectual worth.
The premise being, the quality of your character will become like gold, with which you may purchase the value of a worldwide reputation for being a leading Asia advisor.
Those who are selfish, vain or conceited, who mock others and who are divisive and who reflect the vain traits of narcissism, sociopathy or psychopathy will have no place in the RCN Asia advisory community.
We consider the Asia Advisory Community and all those who would receive the beauty of their advice to be much like our family. And so, we take on the mantle of the shepherd in creating boundaries of virtue that protect our stakeholder community.
If we seek to broker the harmony of humanity between East and West cultures, then we must manifestly uphold the dignity and respect both East and West members in much the same way that a farmer would protect their sheep against the wolf.
In this example, the wolf is the kind of person who seeks to bring people into conflict with each other, or to unfairly exploit people to their disadvantage, or who may wildly exaggerate and be inauthentic.
To establish such boundaries comes from a place of love, which is care, which is to behave in a manner that protects our community and its stakeholders.
A SENSE OF SUPERIORITY MAKES YOU INFERIOR
It is no surprise to me that some people will endeavour to posture themselves as superior to others in order to establish their authority.
Yet genuine authority can only given, not taken and earned through the discipline of our virtue.
Through reciprocity, mutual respect and reflected in the way that we demonstrate that we value the humanity of people.
Ironically, the person who possesses genuine authority, has this authority given to them as a reflection of and a reward to the humility of their service towards the dignity of others.