Principle 1: Warrior Leadership
The Tibetan word for Warrior is Pawo which literally means "one who is brave". Also interpreted as not being afraid of yourself, not being afraid of who you are. The warrior has compassion, empathy, wisdom and understanding, and inside the warrior, their "ura", is a way of life, a journey towards dignity, courage, integrity, respect for oneself and others, a path exemplifying that which is moral, good and beautiful.
The aim of the warrior is to develop, perfect and hone their "self" and their skills, not for personal glorification and gain, but in order to maximise their ability to contribute. Seeking to achieve "Wa" - social harmony - and the creation of an enlightened society, prepared, if necessary, to sacrifice themself for their chosen cause or path. Through training the warrior learns to develop and understand self to ultimately let go of it, attaining “selflessness”, enabling 100% focus on the task at hand.
Warrior leadership is embracing the vision, passion, focus and courage to do what is right, to look at the past and learn from it. Warrior leadership uses the sword of wisdom to look through and beyond the goal of Survival to that of Thrival.
Being a warrior is not something one does on weekends for fun. As with true adherence to the martial arts, it is a way of life. So too with leadership, being a leader is not something one does, it is something one is.