Breakthrough Leadership: Prevent Egotism w/ Self-Confidence | #peopleskills
by Kate Nasser |
As leaders strive to improve their leadership, they use their self-confidence to guide and sustain them through the learning. Those who believe they need no improvement suffer from egotism; those they lead suffer in it.
True self-confidence prevents egotism!
Self-confidence opens the ears to feedback.
This provides a steady stream of learning for realignment. Conversely, egotism makes you deaf. It blocks learning and growth.
Self-confidence compels you to use your gifts to serve others.
Egotism demands others applaud your gifts as a sign of your perfection.
Self-confidence fuels true humility.
It propels all to learn from mistakes and equalizes all on human qualities. Meanwhile, egotism dislikes humility and mislabels it as weakness and humiliation.
Self-confidence grows out of understanding your purpose in life.
In leadership, true self-confidence elevates purpose about the personal. Conversely, egotism flourishes in personal needs over purpose.
Self-confidence is keenly aware of the reality.
It handles the surprise ups and downs of reality very well. On the other hand, egotism plants its roots firmly in denial.
Self-confidence embraces doubt as a pathway to learning the truth.
Egotism squashes doubt in the fear it will reveal the truth.
Self-confidence finds greatness in differences.
Self-confidence revels in elevating diverse talents. Egotism judges differences as unworthiness.
Self-confidence allows leaders to shine through their teams’ achievements.
A leader’s egotism nullifies the team’s importance to protect his or her insecurity.
Self-confidence fuels breakthrough leadership. It allows you to overcome weaknesses and status quo for the good of all you lead.
For example, if you are afraid of conflict yet confident to learn how to overcome your anxiety, you mediate and facilitate with success. If your initial definition of leadership was mostly directive, your self-confidence enables you to engage others’ ideas to meet changing needs of global business.
Egotism, which grounds its power in the status quo, stifles leaders and those they lead. Egotism crushes others to survive the crush of its own insecurity.
Egotism blocks reversal of direction even when it’s clear that the direction is taking business to the cliff. When there is a crisis, egotists are more likely to deny or blame. Self-confident leaders look boldly at the crisis and all its possible causes (including themselves) to solve it and prevent recurrence.
If you are open to feedback, welcoming insights, and always assessing your blind spots, you are using your self-confidence for breakthrough leadership. Kudos!
From my professional experience to your success,
Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™
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