Why do people act against their own self-interest? What can be done about it? Be the example you would like them to follow. That is in everyone’s best interest.
The wise leader gives up the illusion of success as defined by others. They seek only to know themselves and find the secret to inner fulfillment and personal happiness. They understand that self-mastery leads to true contentment.
Looks can be deceiving. Reacting impulsively to appearances can be fatal. Mindful leaders make good decisions by seeing the situation clearly and acting without bias or prejudice. Decisions cannot be made in a vacuum. The world is one. Everything interacts.
Many powerful leaders believe every situation must have a winner and a loser. They play a “Zero Sum Game. ”A mindful leader resolves to do the right thing given their circumstances and goals. They strive to advance the best solution, to negotiate a win-win solution.