Socrates was a Greek philosopher who is credited as the founder of Western philosophy and among the first moral philosophers of the ethical tradition of thought. One of the many quotes attributed to him is “an unexamined life is not worth living.” In his time, the people were generally set in their ways. Their government had developed beliefs which dictated their thoughts and challenging the system was punishable by banishment or even death.
I don’t think anyone is going to be killed over their leadership style (at least not in O&P), but the idea creates a solid foundation for personal growth. In fact, leadership expert John C. Maxwell wrote a book about this called “The 5 Levels of Leadership” in which he details a path people can take as they grow in their position. We have talked about this in several blogs, but Maxwell summarizes the process well and provides some interesting insight into the stages.