“Effective leaders have an acute sense of their own strengths and weaknesses. They know who they are – and who they are not. They don’t try to be all things to all people.”
- Gallup Management Journal
What a great statement about effective leadership. It all begins with knowing one’s self. That means truly, objectively, and critically knowing who you are. It means knowing enough to know what you don’t know. It means knowing who you are not, and never will be. Leaders often feel some pressure to know all the answers, be everything to everybody. Truly effective leaders know they cannot do that. They have an understanding of their own weaknesses. They do not pressure themselves to answer every issue. That pressure leads to poor decisions and marginal leaders. Be an effective leader, know yourself!