Ever wonder why smart people do stupid things? Politicians take bribes, CEO’s take money from shareholders, spiritual leaders sleep with members of the communities they lead…

We all have blind spots or a “shadow” that holds unconscious material that at the worst possible time rises up and bites us in the behind. We yell at our kids, we rationalize living in conflict with our values or worse.

Knowing the how we deceive ourself is not only the way to be an authentic and effective leader it is a spiritual practice.

Attached is article I sent to subscribers of my monthly Musings on the topic. Click on the word Musings.  Take a look if you haven’t seen it.