Wednesday, February 16, 2011
What trips up a leader?
I've coached, worked with, worked for a lot of leaders. Rarely is the lack of skills the thing that trips them up. Rather it is a character flaw. That is, when a leader is keenly aware of his or her strengths and weaknesses, he or she will compensate for them in some positive way. And they are viewed as a good leader because of it - rightfully so. A character flaw - lack of humility, arrogance, selfishness, etc - however is the kiss of death.