Part of being a leader is bearing the weight of your decisions. Wisdom, true wisdom, does not come from those who merely observe the leader carrying the weight; it comes from those who have truly carried the weight. With the weight comes a certain innate knowing. The leader can feel the weight of each decision, and thus has a special perspective. Beware, most of all, of those who have never carried the weight on their shoulders (consultants), but who offer you prolific advice about how to do so.