Answer yes or no to the following 5 questions:
Would it bother you if your company was successful but nobody knew who you were?
- Is it hard for you to admit you’re wrong?
- Do you worry your folks want your job?
- To you struggle to take input from your team?
- Do you feel like you have to have all the answers?
If you answered yes to more than one of these, the implication is that – you’re human.
So how do us mere mortals become great leaders?
Self awareness alone won’t get us where we want to go…it will only point us in the right direction.
Look at your current habits. Are they serving you? Or is it keeping you stuck?
CEO is the loneliest job. Who can you to talk to? Who can you to vent to? Who can you to bounce ideas off of?
Seriously though…I’m not asking rhetorical questions here…I want you to answer those questions.
Ego has a subtle way of increasing isolation and ego loves a throne.
Needing support is not a sign of failure or a weakness.
Get a support mechanism –Identify your resources:– your staff, executive coaches, consultants, other ceo’s, mentors, etc.
Don’t let your ego get in your way…