The conscious leader tolerates paradox.

She has learned that light is both particle and wave, and shows up as one or the other according to what the observer wants to see. In the same way, she has seen that people can find evidence and references to support any argument. They see what they want to see, and it’s true for them.

Therefore, she knows that when opponents fight to be right, they are both right—and that one person being right does not make the other wrong. She knows that reality itself is paradoxical, and so the biggest mistake human beings make is black-and-white, either-or thinking.

She accepts that her job is to manage the paradox and find what works, what’s relevant, what matters. She knows that appeasement, and finding the middle ground, may or may not be the answer. Sometimes you just have to make a call.

The conscious leader embraces paradox and so always finds the answer that is right.

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