Someone said, “Perception is reality except for self-perception.” The first part of that statement is debatable, but the second part is unquestionably true. (Anyone who doesn’t believe it only needs to watch the tryouts of American Idol.)
Accurate self-perception is extremely difficult to obtain—especially for successful leaders.
Instead of becoming more aware of weaknesses and vulnerabilities, flourishing leaders can easily become increasingly blinded.
One would think that success draws wise advisors. Unfortunately, the opposite is often true. The higher one rises in any organization, the more likely others will tell them what they want to hear, rather than the truth.
This week we’ll talk about how to become increasingly self-aware so we can grow as leaders and as people.