On the whole, a western leadership is thought and understood as an external process of a person that influences others. Most of leadership and management books that deal with leadership and managers describe what and how to do it to be more efficient and successful. They describe tools to use to do it. This is called an external process. Outward, because others see leaders as how do they behave or how they use those tools in a leadership style and/or process.
But we all live our life and perceive surrounding environment only from our internal eyes. Therefore, the focal questions raised in a book are: Whether all leaders have the same fears, problems, and difficulties, or happiness, pleasure, and delight in being what they are? What are their feelings when leading people, making decisions, or taking responsibility? How do they sense and perceive their subordinates?
Internal issues are dealt with and described through a different approach – an approach that is based on the Far East mentality and shown through Chinese martial arts and Chinese philosophy. The final question raised at the end of a book is whether those concepts can be explained with Western approach(es) and merged with them. Is there a room to learn one form the other – East from West and West from East? Should there be an entanglement of both? Answers that are opened and answered but in spite of everything stay there to be challenged even further.
LEADERSHIP BY VIRTUE is not just about leadership, but rather about a leader’s internal leadership personality. Leaders at the top are alone, and with this book, author Jaro Barce would like to bestow on them and others that doing things right in the right way pays off; that his experiences tell him that virtue is important; and that you should understand that nothing is hidden and there are no secret answers, it is just you being at the level that you are which prohibits you to understand.