Of the best leaders,
People simply know who they are.
The next kind, people follow with admiration.
Worse are those that people fear.
The worst are scorned and ridiculed.
If leaders do not respect their people,
They will not be respected.
With the best of leaders,
When the work is done,
The project completed,
The people all say,
‘We did it ourselves.’
Tao Te Ching, chapter 17