It is lonely at the top. That’s a fact borne out in my work with senior leaders. The higher up the organization you go, the fewer peers you have. The people giving you advice have their own agendas, not nefarious…
This song by Mac Davis was a big hit in the 1980s when I was growing up in Ireland. I have no idea why. But the concept of humility is an interesting one. It’s a little counter intuitive but the use of humility can be very powerful. Being humble can help set a constructive, open tone in a meeting or within a team. It can also demonstrate confidence because it requires vulnerability. Worth trying occasionally.
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