The conscious leader exercises temperance.

He knows that if something is good, then more of the same is not necessarily better.

A food that is good for you can cause an allergic reaction when you eat it all the time. Then you notice an allergy and stop eating the food forever, when really all your body needs is a break. These are two overreactions born of ignorance.

The conscious leader knows that the same applies to our behaviours. Being assertive and leading the way, taken to its limit and without the temperance of occasionally yielding, becomes a kind of dominance that breaks your followers’ spirit.

The conscious leader knows that this is the true meaning of the saying, “Pride comes before a fall.”

He is always on the lookout for the pitfalls of getting carried away by his own myth about himself.


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