Mental Models are the templates that determine what facts we can see and hence what facts we focus on. Wisdom is being able to discover the limitations of our mental models and determining which of the many things that knowledge makes possible should be pursued and in what order. Wisdom is the product of gaining self-knowledge (becoming conscious) which is a prerequisite for self-mastery fueled by calm energy. This can be accomplished through mindfulness training that helps us develop useful mental habits like gaining greater control in focusing our attention and thereby regulating our emotions. We contribute to what we see. Where we shine the light of consciousness determines our experiential life. Great leaders induce this from their experience and are agile and adept at doing this. Leadership choices can make the difference between brilliant execution and blunder.