The conscious leader practices self-leadership.

He is reminded every time he flies that you should fit your own oxygen mask first. This reminds him in turn that you should remove the log from your own eye so that you can see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

He knows that no person chooses to show up with faults and shortcomings and a negative attitude. These are the result of conditioning, and of being unconscious about that conditioning.

He also knows that whatever is showing up in others, he can only see because it’s present in him. The details may differ, but it’s there. He looks for it and deals with it in himself first. Then he looks to see if it’s still showing up in the other.

Before saying anything, the conscious leader leads by example and lets the other see the change in him. Only if this doesn’t work, does he say something.

The conscious leader leads himself first, the better to lead others.

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