Being proud of who you are and what you have accomplished is one thing…making sure everyone else knows just how important you are is quite another. In describing a corporate executive recently, a colleague of mine said, “I learned everything I needed to know about him when I read his biography on the company website. Anyone with a biography that long has a distorted view of his own self-worth.”
I have always admired smart, accomplished, humble leaders…people who can check their egos at the door and do not need to be the big person in the room. Their strength comes from the confidence they instill in others and you never see them stepping on people to get to the front of the line. In fact, their greatest source of pride seems to come from the success of people around them.
Each of us is issued a flashlight when we take on the responsibility of managing others. Where each person points the flashlight tells us everything we need to know about them as a leader. Our light shines brightest when we focus it on others instead of ourselves. Shine on!
Be intentional about it…