The artful leader must think of themselves as a construct of impact. In this construct, there is a pattern so fundamental that it may be related to physics, as much as it is to ethics. Indeed, one may represent the way to impact others across three main concepts:
- The first is an “enabling concept,” as in developing the power to do it
- The second is a “knowing concept,” as in knowing what is right to do
- The third is an “ethical concept” (though it transcends ordinary ethics), as in doing this within the right constraints
Thus, the artful leader cultivates the right power, to do the right thing, in the right way.