I was reading an article written by Steve Tobak author of ‘Real Leaders Don’t Follow’ and this part really stood out.
“Humility is a powerful trait for leaders, and that goes for new business owners, veteran CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, and everyone in between. More times than not, you will come to regret thinking you knew all the answers.
Behind every failed company are dysfunctional, delusional, or incompetent business leaders. The irony is, none of them had the slightest idea that was true at the time. Even sadder, most of them still don’t. Don’t end up like one of them.”
So how could you prevent this from happening?
I believe the answer is self- awareness and reflection and my advice to achieve this is as follows:
Get different perspectives. It can be scary asking others what they think of you and sometimes that feedback may not be exactly what we expect but over time (even taking into consideration biased feedback) you will learn more about yourself and find a fuller picture developing.
Also take time for self-reflection – consider it a self-performance review.
In a busy working environment, it’s easy to look ahead and lose sight of what you’re adding to your business (or in some cases not!)
These two seemingly small things could be the key to your success!