By now, many of you know I am a big fan of our furry feline friends and that I have a Tuxedo Cat named Juice who is a bundle of energy combined with unbridled love for her “parents.” Juice like most cats is fiercely independent in addition to being a sound and sensible decision maker.
Cats know who to associate with and who not to associate with within their own species as well as us humans and how to build loyalty. They have incredible hearing with eyes that pierce through the darkest of nights.
Conversely a leader must have a keen sense of hearing to go with a high level of understanding just as felines do.
A leader must possess good eyesight for sake of everyday vision in addition to a vision of where he is leading people. His decision-making skills like that of the cat must be swift, sure and concrete.
A leader should observe the behavior of cats (the elite breeds especially) so they can witness while learning how to build loyalty amongst those that he is leading. A cat has incredible instincts that either draw them to or away from people for reasons they do not share. Similarly a leader can and must learn who to associate with and whom to avoid at all cost.
Cats are incredibly affectionate creatures to those they care about.
Nobody is saying leader should have rough tongue and smother you with their kisses nor up against you and purr but it is imperative the leader comes across as a warm caring and open-minded individual.
Leader like cats come in different varieties each with their own unique personality types. The perennially aloof cat lacks for companionship or worse yet a home to live in. Leaders certainly do not (or should not) lack a stable permanent residence nor hold an aloof opinion of those he is leading since if he does act in an aloof manner people will not trust him to lead them.
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