Be a Leader Who Sees People for Their Qualities

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Competition is what pushes many of us to meet our full potential, but it also makes us critical of other people’s flaws and qualities.

Treating people for less than what they are or can be is painful. It perpetuates a culture of aggressive dominance of our leaders over the ones who are still growing. We see it in business, on TV, at work, in schools – but we shy from calling it out.

When mistakes are made and we get judged rather than educated is when collective failure manifests itself. We fail not for being better, but for thinking that someone else’s mistake makes us better.

What type of leader do you want to be?

How to Escape the Bubble of Our Own Existence

We base our reality on assumptions that have been confirmed often enough to become our perceived reality. All assumptions are false to a certain degree, which means that reality as we know it is debatable. What we assume that is socially acceptable today might change ‘tomorrow’. The change doesn’t really happen overnight, we stop checking in with the outside world. The assumption has then become belief.

Beliefs keep us sane. Imagine living in a continuous state of unknown – we wouldn’t have headspace for anything else but making sense of the world. What we need to admit to ourselves is that we are not superior to other beings because of our perceived sense of reality.

We can manifest intelligence by being aware that our reality keeps us anchored without needing the world to conform to our views. Then we can be welcoming of other views without thinking that we risk the sense of security that our own perspective gives us in life.

Stronger Together.

When it comes to achieving our goals when functioning in larger groups – may it be sport competitions, corporate initiatives or political decisions – there is no surprise that the collective success is down to every member of the team.

Sticking together is what brought us this far as a species. But equally the heard mentality can limit what we can achieve by setting the boundaries of what is socially acceptable. The paradox is within us – the need to stand apart and to belong. Carving a path and having people follow. Is how leaders are born.

‘For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack’