Lie #1: “I’ve unique stress others don’t so understandable if I…”

Even if the first part of the statement is true, the second is definitely not. We are all role models to each other and the ability to control and effectively direct your emotions, especially in times of crisis, is a vital leadership skill: “Self-control during adversity is a leader’s superpower.”

Lie #2: “I understand what it’s like to work with me.”

No, you don’t. Even if you’ve held every position on your way up, I assure you that you have a flawed and incomplete understanding of what is like to have yourself as a boss. (from ‘12 Things Good Bosses Believe’ by Robert I. Sutton, Harvard Business Review)

Humility is a cardinal virtue of servant-leaders in the workplace; the tag line of every blog I write is “As always, I share what I most want and need to learn.”; it is doubly true for this blog.

Closing Quotes:

“The greatest wisdom consists in knowing one’s own follies.” – Madeleine de Souvré, 1599-1678

“Leadership is not about being in charge, it’s about taking care of those in your charge.” – Simon Sinek

“In the course of my life, I have often had to eat my words, and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet.” – Winston Churchill

“Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men.” – Laozi

As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier