9. By practicing the virtues, leaders become mature in their judgments, emotions, and behavior.
The signs of maturity are self-confidence, coherence, psychological stability, joy, optimism, naturalness, freedom and responsibility, and interior peace. Leaders are neither skeptics nor cynics; they are realists. Realism is the capacity to entertain noble aspirations of the soul, despite one’s personal weaknesses. Realists do not give in to weakness; they overcome it by the practice of virtues.