Effective leadership requires that you have an ego – just not a very big one. Too often leaders begin to believe their press clippings and develop an overblown sense of self. Effective leadership requires a well- developed sense of humility as demonstrated by New York Giants Quarterback Eli Manning during his one-game demotion as a starter.
Source: Inc., November 30, 2017.
Those who lead most effectively concern themselves with action, not position. They focus on practicing what they preach, setting the example, and doing great work. They tell their people what they need to hear, when they need to hear it, just as Manning did recently when he told Gino Smith that he’s got his back.
INSIGHTS: Believing you are never as good or bad as your press clippings proclaim is a difficult proposition alone. This is where a leadership coach can keep you grounded in the reality of your performance.