Before I even start writing this piece, I need to declare a small conflict of interest...you see, one of my bosses is Leo Rising. So part of what I have to say applies to him (but I’m not saying which bit)... Does this mean that I need to be careful what I say about Leo Bosses? Nah, he’s a great guy- and he doesn’t read this anyway!
Sure the Lion can roar when he needs to, but the one thing Leo Boss knows about (as well as how to look good and sell upwards) is loyalty. He appreciates loyal staff with innovative and unique ideas and will in return generously allow you to bask in the warmth of his spotlight. With a Leo boss you will work hard, you will play hard and you will always know where you stand.
He has charisma, grooming, style and likes to be noticed and respected. His sense of pride counts on it. It also counts on him being able to surround himself with people who also look good. Just don’t make comments about his hair, the size of his car, or try and engage him in any type of mean and nasty back-stabbing. Whilst he likes a bit of gossip as much as the next person, he can’t abide mean-ness.
The other rule is never ever ever attempt to take any of his glory. Never ever. Got that? That Leonine generosity will dry up very quickly. Take his advice (or at least let him think you have accepted his feedback) and let him take centre stage.
Leos make strong, generous and charismatic leaders- as long as they can curb their tendency to micro manage their underlings. Like all things Leo, that self confidence you see hides a fear that someone someday is going to tap them on the shoulder and tell them the party is over and that they have been found out. It is for this reason that they tend towards control freakdom (I just made that word up), as it is only when their authority is threatened that the fear slips out.
Like all Fire signs, Leo’s idealism is addictive and quite daunting to lesser beings, but his charisma and charm, coupled with an almost hard headed straight forward attitude helps others buy into his ambitions and vision and join the band of happy followers.
I originally posted this for Leo on this site last year, but as it ain’t broke, it doesn’t need fixing!
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Sherene Schostak is a Jungian psychotherapist, author and metaphysician who specializes in helping creative artists transform their addictions and blocks. She has been in private practice in New York City for the past 13 years consulting, writing and... read more