They say that perception is reality.
How often in the past week did you view a situation, a circumstance, a person, with a perception clouded by your own bias/beliefs/point of view?
"We do not see things as they are. We see them as we are."
It is very difficult to be empathetic, to feel as others do. It is an ongoing challenge to see what others see. Both are well worth the effort. To feel and see as others do not only enhances our own experience, it betters our relationships.
Real leaders have a gift for holding opposing views in their minds at once and to make decisions for the common good even if doing so doesn't reflect personal choice.
To enhance this gift clean your perception lenses and remove prejudice to this way or that.
"The real magic of discovery lies not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes."
Be the difference you want to see in the world.