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The You of Leadership by Twan van de Kerkhof

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INTRODUCTION

It is important to realize that we all have limited levels of perception. We don’t see reality as it is, but as we are. As the philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer said, “Everyone takes the limits of his own vision for the limits of the world”. What we think is real depends on what we experience and what we experience is based on what we think is true. We are rarely capable of an open, non-judgmental view of the world around us. We can hardly observe openly and fully because our assumptions, distortions and inner obstacles narrow our view. We only see before us what we want to see and what we expect is there. Our belief system is the basis of our perception of the world.

We might not see what is before us because we cannot imagine that ...

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