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Three types of leaders Three types of leaders
by Joseph Gatt
2020-02-22 10:52:39
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There are basically three types of leaders. There's the militarized leader, the tribal leader and the free leader. Here are their features.

Militarized leaders

Notable examples: Emmanuel Macron of France, Shinzo Abe of Japan, Xi Jin Ping of China, Moon Jae In of South Korea, the leaders of North Korea, Iran, Russia and other nations.


-They don't allow people to talk back.

lead001_400-They use threats, harassment and intimidation when people disagree with them.

-The media has to use charades and metaphors when contradicting their leaders.

-They don't believe anyone else other than them is competent in the world of politics. They are geniuses, the rest of the world are idiots.

-They appoint politicians based on the meaning of their names rather than on politicians' competence.

-They appoint incompetent staff and ministers to avoid being threatened.

-Articulate intellectuals are banned from the media and blacklisted from the media to prevent articulate criticism.

-High-ranking and skilled “insiders” are sent away as ambassadors or to work for UN organizations to avoid direct threats.

-They appoint incompetent envoys to negotiate deals.

-They use posters, advertisements and other media to hint via metaphors and euphemisms at their supremacy and irritation at the behavior of foreign leaders.

-They are convinced that no one other than them is competent or indispensible.

-They promote weak and incompetent public servants and military staff to key positions to avoid being threatened.

-They put incompetent people on top of the hierarchy so no one can threaten them. Those incompetent people on top of the hierarchy in turn either fire, demote or silence competent staff to avoid being contradicted.

Tribal leaders

Notable examples: Arab kings and leaders, most African kings and leaders, leaders of South Asia and Southeast Asia

Notable features:

-They govern with their family and appoint family members to key but invisible positions, that is positions not covered by the media.

-They send family members to negotiate important deals.

-They want privileges for their family members, and want family members to be treated like royalty when negotiating deals. That includes opening shops after-hours or blocking traffic so their family members avoid waiting through the traffic.

-Village members are appointed to most key positions.

-Tribe, clan or hometown members are appointed to most key positions.

-Hometown politicians promoted very quickly, outsiders careers stall, and see no promotions.

-Media stunts very common, including leaders giving farmers money or leaders “chatting” with local farmers or city dwellers.

-Media appointments are mostly friends and family and village members.

-Most business involves friends and family and village members.

-Politicians, their families and their village members highly coveted for marriage, because one can attain powerful positions via marriage.

-If your village has one single high-ranking official, that high-ranking official can provide favors for the entire village.

-Discussions often indirect, frequent use of metaphors. Parallel stories alluding to what the deal should look like.

Free leaders

Examples: North America, most European nations, Israel, Australia and New Zealand

-Leaders are public officials with schedules, vacations, paychecks, retirement pension schemes and limited terms in office.

-Leaders elected through competitive elections and popular vote.

-Most deals and laws are discussed and debated, mostly publicly.

-Leaders speak their minds.

-Leaders have people talk back to them all the time.

-Appointments to key positions carefully scrutinized by the media and by local officials.

-Incompetent or corrupt leaders are forced to step down.

-Some rogue behavior can be a result of “reason of the State” as in if there are immediate and direct security threats, but such rogue behavior is carefully monitored and ends in due time.

-Staff is appointed based on their skills, abilities, experience, and familiarity with the network.

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