Tag Archive: arrogance

The Seductions of Arrogance Compound the Elusiveness of Humility

I write so frequently about humility because it eludes me. “In reality, there is, perhaps, no one of our natural passions so hard to subdue as pride.” Benjamin Franklin If you don’t grapple… Continue reading

The Biggest Danger in Leadership

Self-importance is behind most of the stupid things leaders do. Self-importance keeps leaders ignorant and isolated. Self-importance blinds you to your weaknesses and distorts your view of strength in others. Even insecurity is… Continue reading

7 Ways to Stop Being a Grim Reaper Leader

Grim-Reaper-Leaders contaminate every environment. People feel you before they see you. Have you ever walked into a space and felt a bad vibe before seeing anyone?  Radius: Imagine waking up after an accident… Continue reading

5 Ways to Answer Self Importance and Move Toward Humility

“I don’t like it that helping can make me feel superior to others.” The young woman on my team who spoke those words volunteered at a homeless shelter Sunday night. We spoke Monday morning… Continue reading

How to Ignite Development in the Arrogant and Resistant

Arrogance can’t see a need for development. Ask egotistical managers if they run great meetings. (Insert any management skill.) Of course they do! There’s no point in telling them they don’t. Pride invites… Continue reading

The Path to Self-Leadership Made Clear

If you feel it’s easy to lead yourself, you aren’t doing it. Self-leadership: Pay attention to yourself. #1. Listen to yourself. What if the things that come out of your mouth are true… Continue reading